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.
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.
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
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