2012 produced scores of playful Kabinett and Spätlese wines. This month, we feature a another delightful example of 2012 Kabinett.
We continue to be thrilled by the quality of the fruity-styled Kabinett and Spätlese from the 2012 vintage. The wines show fruit intensity, freshness and raciness which make them truly unique in the world of fine wines.
The Weingut Max Ferd. Richter has been producing elegant and classic Mosel Riesling for decades. Its quality standards are incredibly high. it relies on winemaking that stood the test of time and its wines age beautifully well. Yet, somehow, the Estate does not seem to get the glamorous treatment reserved to others by the wine press.
The wine of the month of November is another great success by this Estate, the 2012er Graached Himmelreich Kabinett. This is pure heaven and among the best Kabinett wines produced in the vintage 2012.
The full review of the Weingut Max Ferd. Richter 2012 collection can be found in Part II of the 2012 Mosel Vintage Report published in Issue No 23 (Oct 2013). This Issue is available to subscribers on simple request. Not yet a subscriber? You can become one, free of charge, by simply registering yourself here below.
Max Ferd. Richter
Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett
Made out of the coveted Goldwingert in the Himmelreich, this wine oozes quality, refinement and finesse. The aromatics are superbly light yet complex, with fine and pure flowers, elegant spices, white peach and a residual touch of wild yeasts. The wine is light, airy and juicy on the palate and offers fresh sappy vineyard peach and some dried spices. The finish is incredibly long, fresh and pure. What a great Kabinett! 2017-2032
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