Goldtropfchen Riesling Kabinett, Adam & Haart
2015 Riesling trocken
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. Riesling vines are today mainly 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.
The Riesling trocken is derived from our young vineyards in the Hofberg (newly planted vines as well as vines up to 25 years). It has been fermented in steel-tanks.
Varietal: 100 % Riesling
Appellation: Dhroner Hofberg
Age of the vines: 5 – 25 years
T.A.: 9.2 g/l
Sugar: 6 g/l
Oechsle at harvest: 92°
Harvest time: October
Aging: stainless steel tank
Bottling: in April 2016
(still shaking head…) oh, yeah, he makes Riesling here also…. And this is excellent Riesling; limpid, minerally, balanced, slatey and transparent; the structural motion is rippling and angular but the fruit has the peace of a sleeping baby. So salty, such expressive fruit that it “reads” sweet, though of course it’s not. — Terry Theise
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Press & Reviews
Adam didn’t vinify a village-level dry Piesporter this vintage, but luckily we have this luscious Kabinett. Faintly dusty and fermentative notes veil the nose, but behind those come prickly notes of nettle and cassis leaf along with intimations of the lemon and grapefruit that dominate on a delicate, generously juicy palate. The long-lingering, animatingly bright finish is transparent to stony, alkaline and pungently herbal nuances. This needs some time for the aromas to clarify. And there’s no question that its flavors are the least ripe among the three Adam 2016 vintage Kabinetts, which presumably reflects the fact that to achieve Kabinett levity it’s necessary to harvest sooner in Goldtröpfchen than in other nearby sites.