Maximin Grunhaus Kabinett Herrenberg 2018
THE MAXIMIN GRÜNHAUS ESTATE
The estate dates back to the 7th century, when it was given to the Benedictine monastery
of St. Maximin in Trier. In 1882, it was purchased by an ancestor of Maximin von Schubert,
who is the sixth generation of the family to own the Grünhaus estate.
THE RUWER VALLEY
The Ruwer Valley is a tiny tributary that joins the Mosel just a bit downstream of Trier.
Although the wines are labeled simply as “Mosel,” the Ruwer has a very distinct style due
to its generally cooler conditions and well-drained slate soils.
MAXIMIN GRÜNHÄUSER HERRENBERG RIESLING KABINETT
The Herrenberg vineyard is based more on red slate, than its neighbor Abtsberg. It also has
deeper topsoil that retains more water, which can be of great benefit in dry years. The wines
are more generous and tend to open up sooner than those of Abtsberg, but are capable of
equal longevity. This wine is produced in the delicate Kabinett style, and exhibits the distinctive stone fruit flavors and red slate minerality that are typical of this vineyard’s terroir.
Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Vineyard Source: Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg
Soil Type: Red Devonian slate
Age of Vines: 40 years, average
Vineyard Management: Practicing organic, but not certified
Harvest Method: Selective hand picking
Must Weight: 88 Oechsle (21.1 Brix)
Vinification: Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts in old Fuder casks.
Total Acidity: 8.8 grams/liter
Residual Sweetness: 73.2 grams/liter
92+ Wine Advocate
“Lush, salty-piquant, quite generous and sweet yet also pure and enormously fresh and salty.
Bottled with 8.8 grams per liter of acidity and concentrated fruit, this is terribly young but very
promising.” August 2019
Pork, ham, scallops. Salmon or tuna most anyway even tartare. Asian food. An excellent wine with food.