Riesling Alte Reben

Le riesling Alte Reben (vieilles vignes) est sélectionné de vignes de 30 à 70 ans des vignobles Herrenberg et Abtsberg. C’est un riesling de facture classique chez Grünhaus: fruité et racé, d’une grande précision minérale reflétant principalement l’ardoise bleue, mais faisant preuve d’une intensité et complexité seulement retrouvée chez les cuvées élaborées de raisins issus de vieilles vignes.

Les raisins sont vendangés manuellement et délicatement pressés par pressurage pneumatique. Le moût est fermenté avec des levures indigènes en partie en cuves d’inox et en vieux foudres de chêne.

 

FICHE TECHNIQUE
Cépage: 100% Riesling
Vignoble: Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg et Abtsberg
Type de sols: Ardoise dévonienne bleue et rouge
Gestion du vignoble: Pratiques organiques, sans certification
Rendement moyen: 40 hl/ha
Vendanges: Sélection manuelle
Date des vendanges: Octobre 2016
Mesure de sucrosité: 78 Oechsle (18.9 Brix)
Vinification: Fermentation naturelle avec des levures indigènes
Alcool: 11.5%
Acidité totale: 8.8 g/l
Sucre résiduel: 12.9 g/l
Production totale: 860 caisses

 

Critiques du millésime 2016:

[91] Vinous.com
Under VDP rules, this is officially the estate’s Ortswein (village-level bottling), but in keeping with its name, genuinely old vines are favored, which results in a dominance of Abtsberg over Herrenberg. Like the bottling now known as “Monopol,” this is finished at the low end of legal Halbtrockenheit and thus tastes essentially dry. Apple and white peach are laced with fresh lime on the nose and on the firm, juicy palate. Impressions of peach fuzz and lime peel lend invigoration without drying the palate, and the similarly stimulating piquancy of apple seeds and peach kernel remains on the right side of bitterness. The finish is downright vibratory and plenty refreshing, introducing an appropriate wealth of stony, smoky and crystalline impingements.
March 2018

[92] Wine Advocate
The 2016 Maximin Grünhaus Riesling Alte Reben is the successor of the Abtsberg Alte Reben, although it is not entirely sourced in the Abtsberg anymore but also the Herrenberg. The wine opens with clear, precise, aromatic, beautifully concentrated and finely mineral-scented Riesling fruit with some tropical fruit aromas such as pineapples. On the palate, this is a medium-bodied, very mineral but also juicy-piquant and crystalline Riesling with the grip and tension of the former Abtsberg. It is an impressive Grünhäuser Riesling with good length and complexity but just 11.5% alcohol. Stimulatingly salty. Impressive! AP 2.
April 2018 – Issue 236

[90] Mosel Fine Wines
This 2016er Maximin Grünhäuser Alte Reben AP02 was made mainly from fruit in the Abtsberg fermented down to 13 g/l of residual sugar. The wine develops a great nose of fresh gooseberry, pear, mint, herbs and spices. The wine is beautifully racy and elegant on the palate and leaves a delicately creamy feel in the finish. This is beautifully well made in a persistent yet elegant feel in the finish.
June 2017