Carl Graff Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese 2021, Mosel, Germany

Carl Graff is one of the main brands from Valckenberg and presents sweet Riesling wines from famous vineyard sites of the Mosel region, like Graacher Himmelreich. Vintage report: The prime south-facing vineyards on the Mosel were able to build on old successes this year. While it was often too hot and too dry for them in previous years, they were “particularly favored” in the significantly cooler and wetter wine year of 2021. This was reflected in the predominantly fruity and refreshing wines. Overall, a fine, clear vintage typical of the Mosel is expected with a lot of minerality. The alcohol levels are also somewhat lower here. Aroma: Yellow fruity aroma. Palate: juicy, animating residual sweetness. Terroir: Vineyard Graacher Himmelreich, stony slate soil, very steep sloped vineyards with a southern exposure. Vinification: Gentle and selective picking of the grapes, high quality standards by using modern cellar techniques.