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Grunhaus Das Kapital Riesling


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. 

This is how the winery describes this wine – “This Riesling comes mainly from parcels that once belonged to Karl Marx’s family in Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg. Karl Marx liked to occupy himself with his vineyards and wine also formed part of his economic basis. The idea for this wine comes from Weinhaus Trier and the Maximin Grünhaus winery in honor of Karl Marx’s 200th birthday.

The bouquet is dominated by aromas of fresh peaches, white flowers, lemon zest and some blood orange. Herbal nuances and the scent of wet slate can also be found. On the palate, the wine is grippy with a fine melt and fascinating juiciness. The fine sweetness of the wine is balanced by the right acidity. The salty freshness in combination with an optimal interplay of sweetness and acidity makes it difficult to control the drinking flow.”

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