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Maximin Grunhaus, 2015 Maximin Grünhäuser Riesling Abtsberg Kabinett

"The 2015 Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Kabinett opens clear, precise and nicely reductive on the coolish/stony nose, with the typical flinty flavors of the Abtsberg. The wine is very clear, piquant and fresh, typically light but complex and stimulatingly salty in the well-structured and persistent finish. A gorgeous Kabinett—or should I say: Abtsberg? Great aging potential!"
Maximin Grunhaus, 2015 Maximin Grünhäuser Riesling Abtsberg Kabinett

"White peach and lime are garlanded with honeysuckle on a haunting nose and piquantly laced with quinine, peach kernel and alkali on a silken-textured, luscious, expansive yet buoyant palate. A lusciously lingering finish perpetuates this lovely Riesling’s combination of richness with lift as well as its piquant and floral counterpoint, and an undertone of wet stone adds intrigue even as a lick of salt stimulates the salivary glands. This is like a slightly richer version of a great Grünhaus Spätlese (!) of the late 1980s or early 1990s."

Maximin Grunhaus, 2015 Maximin Grünhäuser Riesling Abtsberg Kabinett

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2015 Maximin Grünhäuser Riesling Abtsberg Kabinett
Maximin Grünhaus

The Abtsberg vineyard is one of the greatest sites in all of Germany. The soil here is predominantly blue slate with a lighter topsoil than the estate’s other vineyards. It is extremely steep (up to 70% slope) and has perfect south-southwest exposure, making it the warmest site at Grünhaus.

The wines are characterized by a finely structured, subtle minerality, a racy acidity, generous fruit and great delicacy. The Kabinett Prädikat (ripeness level) is used for the lighter, more delicate style that comes from parcels that are picked early in the harvest.

Farming is predominantly organic, and the vineyards have been planted with a cover crop of wild herbs and grasses. No pesticides or herbicides are used. The grapes are harvested by hand and, depending on the character of the vintage, several passes may be made through the vineyard.

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