Maximin Grunhaus Alte Reben Riesling 2019
The vines utilized in this bottling of Riesling are known as ‘Alte Reben’ means “Old Vines” in German and these range between ages of 30 and 80 from the Abstberg and Herrenberg vineyards. The grapes are harvested manually and after harvest the grapes undergo spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts in old Fuder casks. The idea behind this bottling is to provide of GG styled riesling, without the GG price. Where are the oysters and the clams? This powerful and bone-dry riesling has great, peachy fruit and a long, focused finish that’s intensely mineral. The 2019 Maximin Gr nhaus Riesling Trocken Alte Reben opens with an intense and concentrated bouquet of crushed stones and ripe fruit but is very reductive at this very early stage. Full-bodied, very elegant and floral on the palate, this is quite an intense but pure and fresh Ruwer classic with Pfalz genes, charmingly ripe fruit, good grip and good tension on the finish. It should improve with bottle age.