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A.J. Adam Dhron Hofberg Riesling Kabinett

Grape: Riesling
Vineyard: Dhroner Hofberg
Region: Mosel
Age of the vines: 30 years and older
Production: Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tank
Alcohol: 8.5 %

Hofberg 

The Grand Cru Hofberg is one of the greatest Mosel vineyards. In 1868 the vineyards of this hill were classified by the Prussians as an extraordinary place to make great Rieslings. The main part of the vineyards in our region are situated on the Mosel river. But not the Hofberg. It`s a lovely quiet side-valley on the Dhron river with weathered Devonian slate in mixture with quartzite. Riesling vines are today 30 to 65 years old and some are still ungrafted. The vineyards for this wine are located deep in the Dhron valley. Sun comes out late in the morning and settles early. Perfect microclimate for our Hofberg Kabinett! The grapes from the 30 year old vines from this part of the Hofberg are fermented spontaneously in big stainless steel tanks.

A perfect place to vinify remarkable wines. Even at a young age, the wines often show a striking exotic fruit, subtle spice, wild slate aromas and a finesse of acidity.

 

 

 

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

Tasting Notes

Mosel elegancy at its best! Slate meets delicate fruit. With its chilly climate, the valley is perfect for our Kabinett and gifts us with a fresh and fruity, really salty yet linear wine.

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
92
Date:
2019-07-01

Spectator

Score:
93
Date:
2019-02-13

Vinous Media

Score:
92
Review:
There is a slight shroud of yeastiness and cheesiness from spontaneous fermentation. Flinty, smoky and crushed stone notes on the nose signal a wine exemplifying Adam’s contention that “you can scarcely overdo efforts to bring out a mineral dimension in the Rieslings from the Hofberg,” as well as his conviction that acid retention is key to achieving that goal. Lemon and tangerine offer juicy, zesty refreshment and invigoration on a delicate but firm palate and extend into a stone-saturated finish of electric brightness and energy. This wine of 11 grams of acidity reflects the relatively cool and well-watered portions of Hofberg deeper into its side valley of the Mosel.