Maximin Grunhauser Riesling QbA 2007

Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

$22.99
Item No. 101238
  • white wine
  • WS89
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

Fruity bouquet of green apple and apricot, racy and juicy on the palate with the unique slaty minerality of classic Maximin Grünhäuser wines.

One of the earliest bud breaks ever recorded at Grünhaus and spring temperatures like in midsummer pushed the Riesling vines to an early flowering end of May. During the summer there was the ideal mix of sunshine and rain which guaranteed an uninterrupted growth. Harvest started on October 8th and as a result of intensive hand labour the estate had very healthy grapes. After a natural sedimentation of the musts the fermentation started with the estate's own natural yeasts. The Riesling wines of 2007 show refined exotic fruit flavours with subtle elegance and finesse which result from an exceptional long time of the grapes being on the vines.

The Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region is known for the finest Riesling wines in the world. The Mosel yields the softest, broadest and fullest wines, the Saar the steeliest and most austere, the Ruwer the most fragrant, with a fine fruity acidity.

Critical Acclaim

"Aromas of slate and citrus yield to savory lime and peach notes on the palate. This turns compact on the finish, so give it time to integrate. A tinge of licorice fills the aftertaste. Best from 2010 through 2020. 3,000 cases made."
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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