Riesling Bruderberg Kabinett

The wines from the Bruderberg were once intended for the simple monks of the Abbey of St. Maximin. It is the smallest and coolest of their vineyards, measuring just one hectare and dominated by the same blue Devonian slate found in the Abtsberg, which makes the wines particularly spicy and long-lasting. Exclusively planted with Riesling, the wines behave differently due to the nearby forest that provides an effective shelter against cool air from the northwest. The early morning sun and early evening shade make it a crucible for lively, racy rieslings.


Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Vineyard Source: Maximin Grünhäuser Bruderberg
Soil Type: Blue Devonian slate
Vineyard Management: Practicing organic, but not certified
Average Yield: 40 hl/ha
Harvest Method: Selective hand picking
Harvest Date: October, 2017
Alcohol: 8.0%
Total Acidity: 9.0 grams/liter
Residual Sweetness: 47.3 grams/liter


Reviews of the 2017 vintage:

[93] Stuart Pigott (JamesSuckling.com)
All the blackberries in the forest! Sleek, juicy and super fresh. There’s certainly a hint of sweetness at the front, but the finish is really dry. Drink or hold.
June 2018

[92] Mosel Fine Wines
It offers a beautiful nose of herbs, cassis, melon, peach, apricot blossom and minty herbs. The wine is rather powerful for a Kabinett on the palate but develops great playful focus and presence in the long finish. The after-taste is structured by a great acid cut. This is a terrific success!
June 2018

[92] Fallstaff, Wine Guide Germany 2019
A bouquet with notes of herbs, hops, also currant and apricot. Very juicy in the mouth, lined by herbal notes and mineral nuances, multi-layered, delicate, an exciting and elegant wine. (translated from German)
November 2018