Dhroner Riesling Trocken, 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 Prussian 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.
A perfect place to vinify remarkable wines. Even though young, the wines often show a striking exotic fruit, subtle spice, wild slate aromas and a finesse of acidity.
This dry village wine is from the middle area of our site Hofberg. Round about 40 year old vines get picked in mid-October. After a gentle pressing and settling, the juice ferments in Fuder barrels and stainless steel tanks (50-50).
For us, this wine is like a small Grand Cru with a little less power and deepness but still appears as a rich and delicately cerebral Riesling. The aftertaste of Dhroner trocken is long-lasting and quite smoky.
A joyful nose of yellow peach, smoke and mint leads to a wine packed with flavors on the palate. While endowed with impeccable density and complexity, this dry Riesling lives from its finesse and slightly creamy texture. – Mosel Fine Wines by Jean Fish and David Rayer
Varietal: 100 % Riesling
Appellation: Dhroner Hofberg
Age of the vines: 35 – 40 years
Alcohol: 11 %
T.A.: 7,9 g/l
Sugar: 8,3 g/l
Oechsle at harvest: 94°
Harvest time: mid- October
Aging: wooden barrel and stainless steel
Bottling: in April 2016