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Date Printed: 6/24/2016
Maximin Grunhauser Riesling QbA 2007
Maximin Grunhauser Riesling QbA 2007
(search item no. 101238)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 6/24/2016: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

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.

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About Maximin Grunhauser:

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.