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Dhron Hofberg Riesling Kabinett, A.J. Adam

Vineyard – Location

The Grand Cru Hofberg is one of the greatest Mosel vineyards. In 1868 the vineyards of this hill were classified by the Prussians as an extraordinary place to make great Rieslings. The main part of the vineyards in our region are situated on the Mosel river. But not the Hofberg. It`s a lovely quiet side-valley on the Dhron river with weathered Devonian slate in mixture with quartzite. Riesling vines are today 30 to 65 years old and some are still ungrafted.

A perfect place to vinify remarkable wines.,Even at a young age, the wines often show a striking exotic fruit, subtle spice, wild slate aromas and a finesse of acidity.

Winemaking notes

The vineyards for this wine are located deep in the Dhron valley. Sun comes out late in the morning and settles early. Perfect microclimate for our Hofberg Kabinett! The grapes from the 30 year old vines from this part of the Hofberg are fermented spontaneously in big stainless steel tanks.

Tasting notes

Mosel elegancy at its best! Slate meets delicate fruit. With its chilly climate, the valley is perfect for our Kabinett and gifts us with a fresh and fruity, really salty yet linear wine.

There is however a good underlying structure of acidity which only waits for mingling into the fruity structure of this impressive Kabinett at maturity! – Mosel Fine Wines by Jean Fisch and David Rayer

Varietal: 100 % Riesling

Appellation: Dhroner Hofberg

Region: Mosel

Age of the vines: 30 years and older

Alcohol: 8,5 %

T.A.: 9,5 g/l

Sugar: 55 g/l

Oechsle at harvest: 88°

Harvest time: mid-October

Aging: stainless steel tank

Bottling: in April 2016

Producer:
Vintage:
2015
Country:
Germany
Region:
Mosel
Appellation:
Mosel
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

The vintage I’m sloppin’ down at home these days is the lovely “cool” 2008, and this smells just like it. That is, classic Mosel, and this really soars up to super glamorous fruit, warmer than the ’08 but cooler than ’11 or ’12. Mid-palate gets wintergreeny with smoky slate; it’s taut yet ripe and generous. It’s also an item of deep belief for Andreas, who loves this idiom of Mosel wine and wants to do his part to preserve it. To that end he has offered a new price, which I think will make you smile. — Terry Theise

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
90
Date:
2017-04-30