This richer style of wine is selected from ripe, late-picked Riesling from the historic Abtsberg vineyard. While there is a higher level of residual sugar in the wine, it provides depth and complexity, balancing the intense acidity and minerality that stem from the racy Ruwer and the pure blue Devonian slate soils of the Abtsberg vineyard, which always delivers precise wines that have wonderful aging potential.
93+ Points, Mosel Fine Wines: “The 2019er Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese was fermented down to fully sweet levels of residual sugar. This yellow-colored wine offers a backward nose made of apricot, lemon, grapefruit, pear, and vineyard peach, all wrapped into some reductive notes of wet stone, slate, and smoke. It is delicately creamy and superbly finely sizzled on the palate, and leaves a multi-layered feel of ripe yellow orchard fruits in the long and suave and delicately fruity-sweet finish. This combines the intensity of a light Auslese with the juicy drinking abilities of a gorgeous Spätlese. There is quite some upside here as the sweetness will recede and the wine will develop its multi-layered nuances. 2029-2049.”