Carl von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser, Superior Abtsberg Riesling, Mosel, Germany, 2020 through Merchant of Wine.

Maximin Grünhäuser, Superior Abtsberg Riesling, Mosel, Germany, 2020 (Carl von Schubert)

Regular price $63.95 Sale price $70.00

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Overview of the Wine
The historic Maximin Grünhaus estate lies at the foot of a long, steep south-facing slope on the left bank of the tiny Ruwer river, about two kilometers upstream from where it joins the Mosel. The estate belongs to the family of Carl von Schubert and is divided into three separate but contiguous vineyards: Abtsberg, Herrenberg, and Bruderberg. Each of these vineyards has its own distinct differences in terroir, which explain the unique character of the wines made at Maximin Grünhaus.

Grape / Blend
Riesling

Origin
Mosel, Germany

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Superior is a special designation at Grunhaus. It is a reference to “Father Superior” and its Benedictine monastery roots. It is made in the “semi-sweet” Feinherb style with about 1.5% residual sugar. It’s not dry, it’s not sweet, it’s just perfect. Produced exclusively from the oldest vines on the Abstberg, this wines rivals the GG in its aristocratic pedigree. Blue slate-driven aromas and flavors of peach cobbler, apple marmalade, guava juice, oolong tea, minty herbs and smoky slate.

A wine that is very close to the Von Schubert heart, the “Superior” benefits from the same selection quality and handling as the GGs but is left to ferment to a natural stop. Its typically animated character and seamless balance, being barely off-dry, makes it a wonderful wine for drinking with food. The 2020 has a lovely flow of bright lemon herbs, balsam and mint with supporting notes of violet, green tea and flowers.

96 Points - James Suckling
A noble and distinguished dry white that may not be analytically dry, but has the same kind of balance and finesse as a top Loire wine and the same concentration as a Grand Cru white Burgundy. Super mineral and precise finish that makes this unforgettable. Drink or hold.

 

Product size: 750ml

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