Dr. Thanisch Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese 2003

Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

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Item No. 88020
  • white wine

Winemaker's Notes

Graach is an excellent wine growing village in the heart of the Middle Mosel. The steep slopes of the Graacher Himmelreich vineyard are facing South-West. They are exclusively planted with Riesling.

The nose displays a sweet floral quality of plummeria, fresh peach with a touch of petrol character which is common in German wines. Often the more age a German wine has, the stronger the petrol character. There is nothing wrong with wines with this aroma. This 2003 vintage, only shows a slight – medium petrol aroma. Brimful with character, the Himmelreich Spätlese palate is a wonderful mix of peach, honey and mango. The medium weight interplays enticingly with the finely bound acidity.

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The wine-growing tradition of the Thanisch family can be traced back more than 350 years. In 1636, the name was mentioned for the first time in the registers of Bernkastel-Kues. The quality of the family´s wines soon extended their excellent reputation far beyond the Mosel valley. Quality is still the standard of the Thanisch family estate. A great part of this quality is due to...

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Learn About Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

(moe-ZELL saahr -RUE-wehr) The Mosel river winds its way through this wine region, passing by some of the steepest, most northerly vineyards of the world. The wines from the Mosel have a most distinctive soil based on slate. The slate-rich soils covering the region are what imparts the amazing, well-loved slate-y, mineraly flavors and aromas to the delicate Mosel wines. To keep...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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