Wine Guide

Grunhaus Abtsberg Kabinett


Documents of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Maximin of Trier state that Riesling has been grown on the Maximin Grünhaus site since at least the year 966, although the discovery of Roman winemaking artifacts on the site suggest that wine was produced at the site since the 2nd century.  The wines of Maximin Grünhaus have been both historic and modern reference points for German Riesling, owing to the unique quality of their vineyard site, and the fact that over the centuries it has benefited not only from being well-situated, but has had a succession of obsessive, quality-focused owners.  In continuous operation for over a thousand years, the Maximin Grünhaus estate has been overseen since the early 1980’s by Dr. Carl von Schubert, whose uncompromisingly high standards have upheld the reputation of the winery as one of the world’s best producers of Riesling. 

Grunhaus makes relatively little Abstberg Kabinett, reserving most of the fruit for GG and Spatlese production. It’s always a cut above the Herrenberg with extra refinement and finesse mainly due to the blue slate soils. Aromas and flavors focus on white peach, green apple, citrus zest, green herbs and stony minerality. Only 8.5% alcohol.

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