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A.J. Adam Dhron Has'chen Riesling Kabinett

Grape: Riesling
Vineyard: Has’Chen
Soil:  Grey Slate
Region: Mosel
Age of the vines: 30 years and older
Production: Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tank
Alcohol: 8.5 %

Has’Chen

Has’Chen, a Monopole, is an east-facing steep slope on the west bank of the Mosel and still planted with old un-grafted vines.” This tiny 0.3 ha vineyard oversees the Mosel and is on a rather stony soil of grey slate. 2014 was the first vintage of this vineyard at the Andreas’ hands and he produced right from the start a stunning dry wine full of character and presence: “We decided to use this east-facing vineyard for lighter styled wines. The first vintage, which we made from fruit harvested at a modest 89° Oechsle, showed us the potential of the vineyard. The wine is elegant, without being unnecessary showy, and in nice contrast to the more ostentatious wines from the Dhroner Hofberg on the other side of the Mosel.”

Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
Germany
Region:
Mosel
Appellation:
Mosel
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
90
Review:
As usual, this originated in the lowest of the Häs’chen’s terraces, where there is much fine particulate matter and the afternoon sun is blocked. There was some botrytis in this section, which Adam naturally had to scrupulously remove. Yet one can taste here how firm and relatively green was the remaining fruit, a contrast that epitomizes what made the 2017 vintage tricky. Crushed stone, smoky black tea, green apple and white currant feature on this bottling’s nose and firm, lightweight palate. The piquantly apple-seed-tinged finish is tongue-tinglingly invigorating and pithily but satisfyingly juicy. I think a bit of time will bring greater depth of flavor.