Im Pfarrgarten Riesling Feinherb, 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 though young the wines often show a striking exotic fruit, subtle spice, wild slate aromas and a finesse of acidity.

Winemaking notes

`Im Pfarrgarten´ – the garden of the rectory – is our light version of the `in der Sängerei´ feinherb. This more flat `garden´ next to a rectory house with its 50 year old vines is a perfect match for this style of wine. The fermentation took place in steel tanks.

Tasting notes

A light, mineral wine loaded with charm, perfect for a warm summer day to drink by the bottle.

…refreshing and playful nose of grassy herbs, spices, lime, cassis and grapefruit peel. – Mosel Fine Wines by Jean Fisch and David Rayer

Varietal: 100 % Riesling

Appellation: Dhroner Hofberg

Region: Mosel

Age of the vines: 50 years

Alcohol: 10,5 %

T.A.: 10,0 g/l

Sugar: 26 g/l

Oechsle at harvest: 89°

Harvest time: October

Aging: stainless steel tank

Bottling: in April 2016

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Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

The second vintage from a new (for Andreas) vineyard, 51-year vines planted in a flat-ish site by the stream. It means “The garden of the rectory,” and conveys its own meditative profile. But here I need to point out, this is where Andreas is MOST IN THE ZONE, where he best expresses his signal Riesling genius, exactly at this level of not-sweet not-dry, and this is virtually perfect Riesling with a licorice note the ’14 showed also. All steel here, it’s juicy and twiggy, piquant and angular; has a tap-on-the-shoulder of late-palate acidity together with a certain mustardgreen pungency. Not an “easy” wine but def freaky. — Terry Theise

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