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Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Riesling Kabinett Mülheimer Sonnenlay 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Since 1961 the Richter- Estate tries to produce Eiswein in the Helenenkloster. In order to ensure the ripe grapes are still frozen when they arrive in the press-house, the nearest site - the Helenenkloster - was selected and is usually left partially unpicked in the hope of Eiswein-production. At least -7° C are necessary to freeze the grapes. The lower the temperature the higher the concentration of sugar, acidity and extracts in the grapes and subsequently the more valuable the grape-must. The minimum oechsle-mustweight required has to be equivilant to a Riesling-Beerenauslese. The harvesting of an Eiswein often calling for picking by floodlight in the samll hours is a dramatic business. By the winter, grape gathering has lost whatever charm it originally enjoyed, and a dedicated team of pickers is needed to bring in the frozen bunches. Thus the risk of Eiswein-production is very high and amongst all those imponderabilities for failure the quantities available are tiny. The Eisweins form the Mülheimer Helenenkloster are a speciality of the Richter-Estate.

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Since 1961 the Richter- Estate tries to produce Eiswein in the Helenenkloster. In order to ensure the ripe grapes are still frozen when they arrive in the press-house, the nearest site - the Helenenkloster - was selected and is usually left partially unpicked in the hope of Eiswein-production. At least -7° C are necessary to freeze the grapes. The lower the temperature the higher the concentration of sugar, acidity and extracts in the grapes and subsequently the more valuable the grape-must. The minimum oechsle-mustweight required has to be equivilant to a Riesling-Beerenauslese. The harvesting of an Eiswein often calling for picking by floodlight in the samll hours is a dramatic business. By the winter, grape gathering has lost whatever charm it originally enjoyed, and a dedicated team of pickers is needed to bring in the frozen bunches. Thus the risk of Eiswein-production is very high and amongst all those imponderabilities for failure the quantities available are tiny. The Eisweins form the Mülheimer Helenenkloster are a speciality of the Richter-Estate.

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