Notes: Apple / Pear Pineapple Lemon / Lime Jasmine Honeycomb / Beeswax
Origin: Mosel, Germany
Maker: Willi Schaefer Graacher
Fermentation: Slight Wood
Asian Food Pairing: Hokkien Mee, Sambal Kang Kong, Ayam Penyet
Western Food Pairing: Pan fried foie gras, goat's cheese, fish, or French cheesecake.
Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett 2021
Beautiful and thrilling, this Riesling's a lovely example of "Kabinett" wine.
A Riesling with a serious dose of minerals and yellow stone fruit flavours. Fresh and crisp nose of yellow peach and lemon citrus, white flowers and minerals. Nectarine and apricot stone fruit, honey green apple and ripe pineapple flavours on the palate are complemented by a piercing and deep minerality. Powerful and complex off-dry white with a solid structure and pleasant length on the bitter finish.
Top tip: Give this wine time to mature so it can show off its elegance and mineral finesse.100% Riesling sourced from Graacher Dompropst, which rises steeply directly above the village of Graach at 120–260 metres above sea level. The vineyard got its name because the Trier Cathedral Provost was due one-third of the tithes of wine from Graach. Due to its topography and south-southwest exposure, Domprobst gets plenty of sunlight and is well protected from cold winds and frosts. The warming of the stony, argillaceous slate soils cause a uniform and full ripening of the grapes. The grapes are hand-harvested, gently pressed whole cluster, and spontaneously ferment and age in large old Fuder barrels.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
by John Gilman/USA - 93 POINTS
The 2018 Kabinett from the Domprobst is an absolute classic in the making. As is customary with wines from this great terroir, this is more reserved in profile than the Himmelreich Kabinett, but it is going to have a long and beautiful life ahead of it. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a youthful blend of pear, tangerine, a salty base of slate, citrus peel, gentle smokiness and a whisper of wild yeasts in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, medium-full, crisp and complex, with lovely transparency and grip, fien acids and a long, vibrant and filigreed finish. First class Kabinett. (Drink between 2025-2065)
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. - 91+ POINTS
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