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Product code: 6600

Wéingut Max Ferdinand Richter, Riesling Kabinett, Brauneberger Juffer, Mosel, Germany, QmP, 2021

Wéingut Max Ferdinand Richter, Riesling Kabinett, Brauneberger Juffer, Mosel, Germany, QmP, 2021

Producer Profile

For 300 years, the Richter family has owned and farmed vineyards in the central Mosel area. Working 40 acres of vines, they are masters of their craft and have consistently produced some of the region’s best Rieslings.

The sharp 'V' of the Mosel valley cuts through the landscape leaving steep slopes where the vineyards are planted. It offers great potential for wine, but a greater challenge to cultivate and harvest. Using all their accumulated knowledge over the generations, the Richters’ fastidiously work the land, focusing on small crop sizes, all-natural fertilizers and other sustainable practices to achieve a pristine crop each year. The work in the cellar shows the same attention to detail, with gentle pressing and slow temperature-controlled fermentation in traditional old oak barrels (fuders). This careful, deliberate process preserves the quality of the grapes, develops the unique character of the single-vineyard cuvées, and gives the wine exceptional longevity.

Viticulture

The vineyard is situated alongside the Mosel river opposite of Mülheim and faces due south. The name refers to the Devonian slate stone there has rich ferruginous minerals that adds earthy notes to the flavour. The vineyard designation “Juffer” (medieval German: ‘Virgin Lady’) is a reminder of the nearby Convent that used to own large parts in that steep vineyard site. In Burgundian terms the Juffer is seen as a ‘Premier Cru’.

Winemaking

Ripe healthy grapes were hand picked. A temperature controlled fermentation in traditional old oak barrels (Fuder) using indigenous yeast.

Oak Ageing

Time: 4 Months
Type: Old German Oak Fuder
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None

Tasting Note

This Kabinett offers a superb nose of apricot flower, cassis and citrusy layers. The wine starts off on the juicy side on the palate but a quite forceful zesty acidity quickly brings lightness and tension. This is very playful and a joy to drink by the bottle.

Food Matching

Pork and chicken. Sushi and Spicy, East Indian dishes, Thai food etc.

Technical Details
Varieties:
Riesling 100%
Vegetarian Vegan
ABV:
8.5%

Closure:
Natural cork

Colour:
White

Style:
Still wine

Case Size:
12 x 75cl