Grape(s): 100% Riesling
Localization: Mosel, Germany
Tasting Notes: Herrenberg is comprised primarily of red slate soil. This exquisite Kabinett exudes aromas of fresh strawberries, blood orange, stone fruits and a smoky nuance from the slate. Only 8% alcohol. Slightly sweet in the classic Kabinett style, the flavors focus on golden delicious apple, yellow peaches, and wet stone. Great acidity.
93 points James Suckling: Very attractive aromas of limes, fresh wild herbs, and slate. All nicely played, very fresh and fragrant. The palate has a very smooth delivery of fine, sweet limes and honey and white peaches to close. Neatly balanced.
Food pairing: Pair this with smoked salmon, smoked trout, schnitzel or a garlic roast chicken. Medium cheeses, too.
The Domain: First documented in 966 A.D. the von Schubert estate is not only one of the oldest but also one of the best. They are sole owners (Monopole) of the 3 vineyards (Abtsberg, Bruderberg, and Herrenberg) that the estate wines are coming from. Since 1982, Dr. Carl von Schubert manages the estate according to the motto: "As much handling as necessary, but as little as possible", putting him and his wines worldwide in the top class.