The fruit for the Mosel Riesling “Maximin” Maximin Grünhaus was hand-harvested. After selection, the grapes underwent cold fermentation with indigenous yeast in stainless-steel tanks to retain the fruitiness and freshness present in the final wine. The wine was bottled and released in March after the harvest.
The “Maximin” range is the introduction to Grünhaus portfolio offering inviting wines that represent superb value. In addition to Maximin Grünhaus’ Pinot Blanc grapes grown in the Herrenberg vineyard, a portion of the fruit is carefully sourced from trusted growers in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer valleys that share the estate’s ethos and exacting standards. The soil type varies, but it is dominated by the famous blue and red Devonian slate that impairs a delicate minerality and a charming lightness to this range.
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.