Dhron Hofberg Riesling Spatlese, A.J. Adam
Vineyard – Location
The Grand Cru Hofberg is one of the greatest Mosel vineyards. In 1868 the vineyards of this hill were classified by the Preußen 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. Today, Riesling vines are 30 to 60 years old and some are still ungrafted.
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.
The vineyards for this wine are located in the centre of the Hofberg with full south exposition. Grapes from over 60 year old vines from this part of the Hofberg with steep slopes and grey slate for soil are fermented in big stainless steel tanks. Of course spontaneously! Harvest at the end of October provided us with ripe and aromatic grapes (without botrytis!) for our sweet Spätlese.
Variety: 100 % Riesling
Appellation: Dhroner Hofberg
Age of the vines: 60 years and older
Alcohol: 8.0 %
T.A.: 10,8 g/l
Sugar: 90 g/l
Oechsle at harvest: 98°
Harvest time: October 18th
Aging: stainless steel
Bottling: in April 2016