Carl Graff Riesling Kabinett 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. The oenologist Tilman Queins is in charge of the qulity managment to keep the typical racy sweetness of the Mosel wines. 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. Terroir: slate soil. Vinification: This wine is made exclusively from 100% Riesling from the steep slopes of the Moselle. Aroma: green apple, cassis, honey notes. Palate: lively sugar-acidity interplay.