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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Robert Eymael-Monchhof Estate Riesling QbA 2010
Robert Eymael-Monchhof Estate Riesling QbA 2010
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PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Grown on all iron-infused Devon Slate, this wine first feels like biting into a ripe white peach, juicy, rich, creamy and sweet, with a full aroma. Yet the wine offers great minerality and acidity to balance the sweetness and make it a delicious joy. Most of the fruit comes from the famous grand cru vineyard site "Würtzgarten" (spice garden) in the town of Ürzig, which gives the wine its spicy profile.
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About Robert Eymael-Monchhof:

The Mönchhof is one of the oldest Wine 'Estates at the Mosel. Pope Alexander III already confirmed the first Wine Estate possession of the abbey in the year 1177 in Uerzig. The monks of Himmerod built the wine-cellar at that time and in 1509 the estate you can admire today.

In 1804, after the secularization by Napoleon, our family could acquire the Wine Estate in Paris.

The vineyards are planting excluding along-root-genuine, partly hundred years old Riesling-Reben.

In order to use the advantages of the heat-storing slate soils and the Mosel resembling of the temperature out coined/shaped favorable small climate fully, it requires complex management the steep rock slopes. Thus the yield is limited consistently to favour of the quality.