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Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese 2008

Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese 2008

Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

Price: $36.99
Item No. 102962
  • W&S92
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

Extremely spicy and fruity smell of peach and hints of black currant. Marked by the intensive spice of the wild yeast, powerful characteristic of the slate soil.

Critical Acclaim

"This is floral and fragrant, its flavors of white peach and exotic citrus feeling pure and succulent. At the same time, it's firmly wrapped up in its minerality and acidic structure, and may be slow to unwind. The finesse and slate character of the site are on clear display. "
92 Points

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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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