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Von Schubert C. Riesling Auslese Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Maximin Grünhäuser Abstberg 2003

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Gorgeous fruit here. Apricot, passion fruit and even red berries are accented by slate and spice on this sleek, racy '97. There's density underscored by vibrant acidity, culminating in a long, multidimensional aftertaste. Drink now through 2006.

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Schubert Estate:
As anywhere, good wine begins in the vineyard and what is most important for a great wine is the terroir of the vineyard - the combination of soil and climate. Here, at the Schubert vineyards, relatively mild winters and a slow ripening season couples with hand-pruning and hand-picking of low cropping vines to consistently produce fruit of excellent quality. The Australian wine industry is pro... Read more
As anywhere, good wine begins in the vineyard and what is most important for a great wine is the terroir of the vineyard - the combination of soil and climate. Here, at the Schubert vineyards, relatively mild winters and a slow ripening season couples with hand-pruning and hand-picking of low cropping vines to consistently produce fruit of excellent quality. The Australian wine industry is proudly based on its vines, which date back to the first days of settlement, when pioneering hands planted their cuttings. As the creator of Penfold’s Grange Hermitage, Max Schubert once said, “I’d like to believe that the wines with which I have been associated are descended from one old ancestor vineyard established many years ago, marrying with another, and another, and even another if you like, thus creating and establishing a dynasty of wines. These may differ in character year by year, but all ... bear an unmistakable resemblance and relationship to each other and to the original ancestral starter member of the dynasty." Schubert Estate began originally in the early 1900s when a Schubert family settled on Roennfeldt Road. Steve Schubert bought Arthur Schubert's 65-acre property in the 1980s unfortunately by then all the vines were derelict. Steve began with the task in renovating the old iron-stone house and in 1991 Steve sectioned off six acres and planted it with three acres each of shiraz and semillon vines. In 1996 Steve prepared two acres of the L-shaped piece of land which surrounded the goose-yard and planned for it to be planted with Shiraz rootlings. By the year 2000 Steve and Cecilia decided that with a total of approx 32 acres planted to vineyard it was time to cease planting. Read less

External Reviews for Von Schubert C. Riesling Auslese Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Maximin Grünhäuser Abstberg

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Gorgeous fruit here. Apricot, passion fruit and even red berries are accented by slate and spice on this sleek, racy '97. There's density underscored by vibrant acidity, culminating in a long, multidimensional aftertaste. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Melon and tropical fruit augment the white peach aroma here. Polished and creamy, yet bright in the mouth. Subtle sweetness supports and accentuates the tropical fruit notes. The slate itself is but a sounding board for fruit reverberations, not manifesting itself in any sort of stone-licking way.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Whether they are from Alsace, Germany, Austria or New York's own Finger Lakes, it is no secret that my favorite wines are Rieslings. A perfect example of how great a Riesling can be: 1997 Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling. Graceful and delicate, yet bursting with yummy stone fruit and honey flavors, with a touch of spice and a long tangy finish. It is no wonder this wine scored 91 points in both The Wine Spectator and The German Wine Guide (Armin Diel and Joel Payne)!


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Lemon, lime, pear, white peach and a touch of passion fruit. Quite firm in the mouth, with intense fruit yet a nice touch of austerity. Finishes with a palpable load of slate and enormous grip.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

From perhaps the oldest estate in Germany, dating back to 966 A.D. The wine, however, is anything but old and lifeless. Remarkably citrusy and bright, with amazing flavors of canned white peaches, honeydew and kiwi. Crisp acidity and an elegant, light mouthfeel typical of the finest wines of the Rüwer.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This even smells taut, its minerality fighting to keep the fruit under wraps. With air, the fruit wins out, unleashing gentle white peach notes through to a jazzy shock of crisp red apple. For aging at least five years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

A mix of herb and tropical fruit notes with a hint of mineral gets support from a moderately firm structure in this easygoing white. It remains delicate and focused, if atypical in style. Drink now through 2010.


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