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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Schloss Vollrads Riesling Kabinett 2007
Schloss Vollrads Riesling Kabinett 2007
(search item no. 99558)

PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The viticultural history of Schloss Vollrads is inseparably linked with the name Greiffenclau. It is the family with the longest tradition of wine growing - not only in the Rheingau, but probably in the world. A document in the Mainz City Archives shows that on November 18, 1211, Ruthard Embricho and Heinrich Greiffenclau sold wines from their hometown, Winkel, to the St. Victor monastery in Mainz.
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About Schloss Vollrads:

Schloss Vollrads can look back on centuries of wine-making tradition. According to an ancient deed, the Knights of Greiffenclau sold their wines to the convent of St. Victor in Mainz as long ago as 1211. Today, Schloss Vollrads combines 800 years of its tradition with the latest in wine-making engineering, environmental awareness in cultivation, and meticulous care of the wines. Some 126 acres of vineyards are solely devoted to the Riesling grape.

The distinctive quality of Schloss Vollrads wines is derived from the combination of well-thought out measures, not least the absolute consistency in continuing to grow Riesling grapes. Moreover, the stringency in limiting the harvest by pruning the vines, the careful tending of the vineyards working on the latest ecological know-how, the late selective hand-picking of the grapes, their pressing, the individual storage of the juices and the careful supervision of the maturing process of the wines are just some of the distinctive features involved.