The Maximin Grünhaus estate, located on steep south-facing slopes two kilometres from where the Ruwer river meets the Mosel, has a history of viticulture dating from the Roman times. It takes its name from the Abbey of Saint Maximin, a Benedictine monastery which owned the land from the 7th to 18th century. Passing into French administration under Napoleon and then eventually to the von Schubert family in the late 19th century, the estate is now overseen by sixth-generation family member Maximin Von Schubert, who took over from his father Carl Von Schubert in 2014.
Balanced and refreshing `Maximin` Riesling has a delicate nose resembling of elderflower, ripe honeydew melon, yellow apple and pineapple. The palate is juicy and aromatic, with a charming lightness which makes it hard to resist.