Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Trocken Alte Reben (Old Vines) 2008

Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

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Item No. 102959
  • white wine
  • boutique wine
  • ST89
  • WS89

Winemaker's Notes

In 2008 the vegetation period was without extremes with an even distribution of rainfall, budding at the end of April and flowering in mid-June. The ripening stretched until September and October. The harvest began on October 17 with careful pre-selections and continued on until November 13. After fermentations have stopped, the Riesling – young wines from the vintage 2008 – taste racy, elegant, and delicately fruity. Lots of finesse and crystal-clear brilliance promise drinking pleasure and lots of aging potential.

This wine shows a wonderful racy minerality, offers an excellent structure and remarkable depth.

Pairings: This wine is a perfect match for classic fish dishes and seafood.

Critical Acclaim

"A fruity style, just off-dry, with plenty of peach, grapefruit and nectarine notes. Turns drier on the finish, with a white pepper aftertaste. Drink now through 2012. 49 cases made. "
89 Points

"Papaya, lemon oil and sweet herbs on the nose. Crisp and clean, with salty acidity, this old-vine riesling has the weight of an auslese. One of the finer dry wines from the Mosel in 2008."
89 Points

Learn About Maximin Grunhauser Map ItMap It

First documented in 966 A.D. the von Schubert estate is not only one of the oldest but also one of the best. They are sole owners (Monopole) of the 3 vineyards (Abtsberg, Bruderberg and Herrenberg) that the estates wines are coming from. Since 1982, Dr. Carl von Schubert manages the estate according to the motto: "As much handling as necessary, but as little as possible", putting him and his wines worldwide in the top class.

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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