Maximin Grünhaus
Riesling ‘Monopole’ 2016
Mosel, Germany

$40.00

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Style: White: Bright, Lean and Refreshing. Touch of sugar.

Producer: Maximin Grühaus

Region: Mosel, Germany

Grape: Riesling

Vintage: 2016

Soil: Slate

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Stainless Steel

Alcohol: 11.5%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 10 – 12°C

The Wine: Riesling (reez-ling) is the most important grape on the planet, originally coming from Germany and it has now found happy roots in Australia. It is likely that it originated in the Rhinegau region, on the north bank of the Rhine river and said to have been first documented on the 3rd of March 1435 by Klaus Kleinfisch, cellarmaster at Schloss Katzenelnbogen in Rüsselsheim near Frankfurt.

Made from Riesling grown in red and blue Devonian slate soil. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. There is about 12 grams of sugar per litre in this wine, making it slightly off-dry. It’s super pure and crystalline. Mineral charged and vibrant in its aromatics. The palate is racy, silky and fine. Great breakfast wine!

Sebastian Crowther MS

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Producer Profile

The Ruwer Valley is a tiny tributary that joins the Mosel, downstream of Trier. Although the wines are labelled simply as ‘Mosel’, the Ruwer has a very distinct style due to its generally cooler conditions and well-drained slate soils.

From one of my all time favourite producers in the Mosel. 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 kilometres upstream from where it joins the Mosel. The estate belongs to the family of Carl von Schubert and is divided into three separate but continuous 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. This bottling replaces the former Estate Riesling (feinherb), and is produced with fruit harvested from younger vines in both the Herrenberg and Abtsberg vineyards.

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Style: White: Bright, Lean and Refreshing. Touch of sugar.

Producer: Maximin Grühaus

Region: Mosel, Germany

Grape: Riesling

Vintage: 2016

Soil: Slate

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Stainless Steel

Alcohol: 11.5%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 10 – 12°C

The Wine: Riesling (reez-ling) is the most important grape on the planet, originally coming from Germany and it has now found happy roots in Australia. It is likely that it originated in the Rhinegau region, on the north bank of the Rhine river and said to have been first documented on the 3rd of March 1435 by Klaus Kleinfisch, cellarmaster at Schloss Katzenelnbogen in Rüsselsheim near Frankfurt.

Made from Riesling grown in red and blue Devonian slate soil. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. There is about 12 grams of sugar per litre in this wine, making it slightly off-dry. It’s super pure and crystalline. Mineral charged and vibrant in its aromatics. The palate is racy, silky and fine. Great breakfast wine!

Sebastian Crowther MS