2018 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett

Year: 2018
Appellation: Mosel
Country: Germany
Wine Advocate: 90+
James Suckling: 94
Mosel Fine Wines: 93
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 8.0%
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"The 2018 Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett has a very clear nose with delicate, spring-like aromas of herbs and slate and ripe, elegant fruit. The palate is clear, lush and filigreed and shows a juicy but lithe, bright and very fresh picture-book Kabinett with lingering salinity and ripe, well integrated acidity. Very aromatic aftertaste. Tasted in June 2019." (WA)

"This has very attractive, fresh, rich peaches and fine, stony mineral notes. The palate delivers a salty, tangy feel with fresh, crisp and clean flavors. Nails the brief for great kabinett! Drink now." (JS)

"The 2018er Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett was harvested at approx. 83° Oechsle and was fermented down to fruity-styled levels of residual sugar (50 g/l). It offers some herbal elements, mirabelle, greengage and some caraway. The wine is superbly racy and playful on the palate and leaves a razor-sharp yet nicely juicy feel in the finish. A subtle and beautifully soothing touch of whipped cream rounds off the experience in the after-taste. This is a real Kabinett with all the raciness defining the style on show. 2026-2038" (FWR)

Winery Notes:
Willi Schaefer owns two hectares of vineyards in Dompropst, which is the best wind and frost protected. The warming of the very rocky slate results in a uniform and complete maturity. Many water veins supply the vines optimally with water. The steep slope Dompropst is classified as VDP.GROSSE LAGE. Growths from the Dompropst are exceptionally strong in character, spicy and profound. At the same time they are energetic, filigree, very mineral and often show red fruit in the scent.

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