July 3, 2011: News, Wines of the Month
We highlight a true gem of an Auslese from our latest issue which underlines the potential of the vintage.
(image: Weingut von Schubert, all rights reserved)
2010 was a completely off-the-chart with a never-seen-before combination of high sugar levels, botrytis and high acidity levels. This led to many early negative comments by some parts of the press, even before the harvest started! Our extensive tastings during the last months can only confirm that there are some stunning wines out there, in particular at the Auslese and upwards level.
Not all what shines is gold in 2010. However, our Mosel of the Month for July shows what gems could be made in this vintage. Carl von Schubert produced some true gems at his von Schubert Estate, none less so than the Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Auslese Fuder 24.
Find out more about these by reading our Issue 16 with Part I of our detailed 2010 Vintage report.
Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Auslese Nr. 24
Despite being made from 100% botrytized fruits, this offers layers upon layers of clean and incredibly fresh notes of yellow fruits and honeyed whipped cream. The wine is all about subtlety and finesse, and offers the complex balance of true great wines with intense aromatics and yet a lot of finesse. The finish is incredibly pure and hauntingly long. This is a stunning Auslese! 2020-2035
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