Von Schubert Riesling Kabinett Maximin Grunhauser Herrenberg 2014 750ml
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Von Schubert Kabinett Maximin Grunhauser Herrenberg Riesling 2014

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer - Germany

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Rated 91 by Robert Parker
The 2014 Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett (AP #10) offers a super clear and well focused bouquet of white peach and mirabelle plum aromas, but is a bit too dropsy for my taste. Very light and elegant on the palate, this is filigreed Riesling with a charming sweetness and fruit that is very attractive for the masses, whereas Riesling freaks might find it too charming. However it will age very well and lose its primary fruit character over the years.

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Varietal: Riesling

Riesling grapes are very rarely blended with others in the development of wines, and for good reason. These pale grapes which originated in the cool Rhine Valley of Germany are notable for their 'transparency' of flavor, which allows the characteristics of their terroir to shine through in wonderful ways. The result of this is a wine which carries a wide range of interesting flavors quite unlike those found in other white wines, finished off with the distinctively floral perfume Riesling supplies so well. Many wineries in Germany and elsewhere tend to harvest their Riesling grapes very late – often as late as January – in order to make the most of their natural sweetness. Other methods, such as encouraging the noble rot fungus, help the Riesling grape varietal present some truly unique and exciting flavors in the glass, and the variety of wines this varietal can produce mean it is one of the finest and most interesting available anywhere.

Country: Germany

If German wine has had something of a bad reputation in the past, it may well be the fault of the fact that for a long time now, the Germans have simply kept all the best produce to themselves. Visit any town or village in wine producing regions of Germany, and you'll be faced with a stunning array of extremely high quality wines, each matched with local dishes and full of distinct character and flavor. As white wine production makes up for about two-thirds of all Germany's wine industry, this is by far the most visible and widely enjoyed type of wine, but one should not overlook the quality and range of rosé and red wines on offer from this fascinating country. In particular, the Spatburgunder wines (the German name for Pinot Noir) are generally of an exceptionally high quality, being full of dark, intense hedgerow fruit flavors and exciting spicy notes with a silky smooth finish.