Maximin Grünhaus has a history of viticulture dating from the Roman times. It takes its name from the Abbey of Saint Maximin, a Benedictine monastery which owned the land from the 7th to 18th century. Since late 19th century, the estate is now overseen by Carl von Schubert, who represents the fifth generation taking care of the vineyards. The classically Germanic labels of this great estate have always excited us, promising and delivering stunning Mosel Rieslings.
Located on steep, south-facing slopes 2 km from where the Ruwer river meets the Mosel is situated the estate of Maximin Grünhaus. Abstberg’s 14 hectares are on south-east to south-west-facing slopes of blue Devonian slate. Fermentation occurs in a mixture of small stainless-steel or large oak tanks – they believe this mixture helps to develop the typical mineral flavours from the slate soils and promotes longevity in the wine.
The Abtsberg Spätlese is a selection from vineyard parcels harvested late in the season. The longer hang time produces more fully developed aromas and flavors, and greater complexity. The high residual sugar is optimally balanced by the vibrating acid. The Abtsberg vineyard is one of the greatest sites in all of Germany, with wines characterized by a fine structure, huge minerality, great delicacy and impressive aging potential.
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