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Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett

Willi Schaefer, Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett 2015

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Notes

Tasting notes:
'The 2015 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett is very clear, fresh, fine and stony on the nose, but also pretty intense. Lush and juicy on the palate, this is a mouthful of Riesling that is balanced by its salty-mineral background and the filigreed acidity. The finish is long, complex and very well structured—and indicating a very good aging potential or 15 or more years. It has 7.5% alcohol and 55 grams of residual sugar.' – Wine Advocate 91/100

‘2015 has been a stellar vintage for the great Mosel classics, as well as dry Rieslings from grands cru vineyards,’ wrote Stephan Reinhardt for the Wine Advocate.

Winemaker's comments:
'Already during harvest, we had a hunch that 2015 could turn out very special. Now that the wines are bottled and we can show them, we are over the moon about the quality of our wines! For Andrea and I, it could well be a kind of once-in-a-lifetime vintage, although we would be very happy to have another vintage like this any time. The warm and dry weather during summer was perfect for our deeper and water-rich Graacher soils, which did not show any signs of hydric stress, the leaves remained green during the whole summer. Then October came and turned out perfect for harvesting: Dry, cool and sunny. The harvest and later the cellar work proved pure fun this year!' – Christoph Schaefer, Winemaker
Tasting notes:
'The 2015 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett is very clear, fresh, fine and stony on the nose, but also pretty intense. Lush and juicy on the palate, this is a mouthful of Riesling that is balanced by its salty-mineral background and the filigreed acidity. The finish is long, complex and very well structured—and indicating a very good aging potential or 15 or more years. It has 7.5% alcohol and 55 grams of residual sugar.' – Wine Advocate 91/100

‘2015 has been a stellar vintage for the great Mosel classics, as well as dry Rieslings from grands cru vineyards,’ wrote Stephan Reinhardt for the Wine Advocate.

Winemaker's comments:
'Already during harvest, we had a hunch that 2015 could turn out very special. Now that the wines are bottled and we can show them, we are over the moon about the quality of our wines! For Andrea and I, it could well be a kind of once-in-a-lifetime vintage, although we would be very happy to have another vintage like this any time. The warm and dry weather during summer was perfect for our deeper and water-rich Graacher soils, which did not show any signs of hydric stress, the leaves remained green during the whole summer. Then October came and turned out perfect for harvesting: Dry, cool and sunny. The harvest and later the cellar work proved pure fun this year!' – Christoph Schaefer, Winemaker
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WA 91

Country

DE

Region

Mosel

Style

White

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