Daily Wine 10/27/2017

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Juicy and broad with lots of grapefruit, white flowers, dried herbs, white peaches, and minerality of slate and flint.

Daily Wine 10/27/17:

Weingut Max Ferd. Richter – Graacher Himmelreich – Riesling – Auslese – Mosel – 2003

  • This wine is 100% Riesling from the Himmelreich vineyard of the town of Graach along the Mosel River of Germany.
  • Himmelreich has excellent southwestern exposure and directly neighbor the vineyards of the town of Wehlen.
  • Soils here are more fertile and richer, but sit on an extremely steep slope with blue slate.
  • Himmelreich means the “Kingdom of Heaven” and refers to the conditions that the Romans saw when they were deciding where to plant grapes.
  • This wine is part of Richter’s Noble Sweet Auslese Riesling collection.
  • The estate was founded in 1680 as a wine export company and still the same estate is used. The family first purchased vineyards in Brauneberg in 1643.
  • Constantin Max Ferd. Richter is of the tenth generation and is set to take over.
  • Pair this with spicy Asian and Indian cuisine.

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