2019 Von Hovel Scharzhofberger Riesling GG

From one of Germany's finest vinyeards, this sleek nuanced and expressive dry Riesling oozes charm and quality.

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From the sheer slopes of the famed, picture-perfect Scharzhofberg vineyard, the Von Hovel family proudly farm a tiny patch of this slatey wonderland.

Raised in the cool Saar Valley, this is less brash and powerful compared to GG wines from the German south. This sleek nuanced and expressive dry Riesling oozes charm and quality.

With its subtle salted grapefruit, white peach and spiced ginger notes, give it some time in the bottle and you’ll be repaid handsomely.

The Von Hovel family is extremely proud of its 2.85 hectare holding in arguably the world’s most renowned Riesling site.
Farmed using certified organic practices, yields average 45hl/ha on soils of Devonian blue slate, Greywacke and quartz.
Although a south facing site with direct sunlight, ripeness is always tempered by the cooling winds off the nearby Hunsruck mountains. Fermented using native yeast in large old 1000 litre oak fuder casks.

Region: Mosel, Germany
Blend: Riesling
ABV: 12.50%
Closure: 750ml
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94 Points - "Very cool aromas of dripping leaves and fresh herbs, then a sleek yet very compact palate that shows a ton of minerality through the long, tight finish. Excellent aging potential. Better after 2021." - Stuart Pigott (JameSuckling.com)

18 Points - "The fragrance of medicinal herbs may be a little pronounced for some, but gives plenty of freshness to the nose of von Hövel’s Scharzhofberg. On the palate the wine is very juicy, although fruit has to share the sensory platform with plenty of herbal content and a solid mineral component. Well balanced, viscous, ending on a cool herbal and slightly medicinal note." - Michael Schmidt (Jancis Robinson)

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