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Von Schubert Maximin Grünhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese 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

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Snooth User: Sweetstuff
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04/10/2009

TN: 2006 Maximin Grünhäuser Riesling Auslese AP 3 536 014 19 07; 8.5 degrees abv; $22/750 ml; JJ Barkley; Valckenberg; Tulsa, OK.Highly refractive polished brass with a touch of orange.Cotton candy, white pepper, bread, tangerine, and mannitol. There's sufficient strawberry notes to reveal the iron in the red-slate soil. Sweet tangerine appears again on palate with good definition and great force revealing a very ripe, hot vintage. Quite sweet and with powerful but ripe acidity, with perhaps at this point just a touch of heat on the vivid and powerful aftertaste.. Lacking the earthiness that can often be found in this wine. A very vine example of the genre. Much appreciated by the crowd at Winds, served after the Riesling tasting of June 2008. The force of this wine lends it a touch of rusticity, which may rwith about 13-15 years of aging. There is an AP 19 bottling of this as well, and probably some fuder number bottlings, too.



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