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Maximin Grunhaus, 2016 Maximin Grünhäuser Riesling Abtsberg Spätlese

"The 2016 Maximin Grünhaus Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese shows a pure, reductive and extremely flinty/crunchy bouquet with perfectly ripe but still crisp and healthy fruit. Lush, round and very elegant on the palate, this is a piquant, beautifully balanced and refined Spätlese with grace and finesse. A fabulous wine! Tasted March 2018."
Maximin Grunhaus, 2016 Maximin Grünhäuser Riesling Abtsberg Spätlese

"The white peach, pear and white currant on display here offered a jellied impression of ripeness, sweetness and concentration such as I would have anticipated from an Auslese. The nose is effusive and the palate luscious, creamy and glycerol-rich yet delicate and shot through with enlivening fresh lime. As with a number of Grünhaus 2016s, there is an appealingly cooling aspect to this wine’s green herbal accents, while peach kernel and walnut offer piquant counterpoint to the wine’s overt sweetness and luscious fruitiness. In a surprising role reversal, this Abtsberg delivers the sort of vividly tactile sense of smoky and crystalline stony mineral impingement and vibrant sense of dynamic flavor interplay that I typically associate with Herrenberg. (There is no separate auction lot of Abtsberg Spätlese from vintage 2016.)"
Wine Spectator
Maximin Grunhaus, 2016 Maximin Grünhäuser Riesling Abtsberg Spätlese

"Well-knit, harmonious and expressive, showing good integration of apple candy flavors and energetic acidity. Well-structured, with the richly spiced finish delivering lingering notes of honey cookie. Drink now through 2030. 910 cases made."
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2016 Maximin Grünhäuser Riesling Abtsberg Spätlese
Maximin Grünhaus

100% Riesling

The Abtsberg Spätlese is a selection from vineyard parcels harvested late in the season. The longer hang time produces more fully developed aromas and flavors, and greater complexity. The Abtsberg vineyard is one of the greatest sites in all of Germany, with wines characterized by a fine structure, subtle minerality and great delicacy.

Soil Type: Blue Devonian slate
Age of Vines: 40 years, average
Vineyard Management: Practicing organic, but not certified
Average Yield: 40 hl/ha
Harvest Method: Selective hand picking
Harvest Date: October, 2016
Must Weight: 85 Oechsle (20.5 Brix)
Vinification: Native yeast fermentation in Fuder casks; stopped by chilling.
Alcohol: 7.0%
Total Acidity: 9.1 grams/liter
Residual Sweetness: 71.9 grams/liter
Total Production: 910 cases

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