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Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett

Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett

QmP Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Egon Müller, 2004

750 ml
Grape variety: Riesling
Producer: Diverse
Origin: Germany / Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
Other vintages:
Product out of stock
Article nr. 15110704
Grape variety: Riesling
Producer: Diverse
Origin: Germany / Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
Other vintages:


Origin: Germany / Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
Place name: Wolfshöhle
Grape variety: Riesling
Maturity: 5 to 8 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Vinification: fermentation in wooden barrel, fermentation in steel tank
Harvest: hand-picking
Maturation: in steel tank, in large wooden barrel/foudre, on the yeast
Bottling: filtration
Volume: 9.0 %


Germany – Into the elite the hard way

Sitting in the heart of Europe, the hilly, lake-dotted landscape of Germany provides ideal, fertile soil for the most diverse vine varieties. From Albalonga to Zweigelt, over 140 different grape varieties are grown on about 100,000 acres, cared for by nearly 50,000 vintners. Most of these vintners are young, modern, internationally trained, inquisitive and urbane. It is hardly surprising, then, that German wine has a good reputation well beyond the country's borders.

Grape varieties


The cold-weather king

The Riesling is the flagship of the German wine industry. It grows from north to south in all growing areas. It is also comfortable in the neighbouring Alsace region and in Austria. Its specialty is being vinified to a variety of degrees of sweetness, from bone-dry wines to ice wine. Moreover, thanks to its spirited acidity, it ages better than many reds. The typical Riesling smells of citrus, peach and apricot, shows hints of flint, and with maturity develops an idiosyncratic petrol note. It reflects its terroir like hardly any other white variety. Thus, it often gets fuller and more aromatic in Austria than in Germany. In Alsace, in turn, it has a particular mineral taste. Riesling is a wonderful culinary companion. It fits well not only with fish and shellfish, but also takes the heaviness from hearty meals. And with a fine sweetness and acidity balance, it works wonders for Asian cuisine.