Mönchhof Ürzig Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett 2017, Mosel, Germany

“The Mönchhof estate dates at least as far back as the 12th century, as evidenced by a document still in the Eymael family’s possession, signed by Pope Alexander III, showing the Cloister Himmerod–a Cistercian Abbey–having vineyard holdings in Urzig as early as 1177. And the wines have been popular for a long time, too. At the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, Mönchhof won medals forum their wines. These days, the wines reflect the personality of the estate’s proprietor Robert Eymael: easy to like, with a sense of style and simple sophistication.”~Winery Notes. Juicy squirts of tropical pineapple, melon and tangerine burst from nose to finish in this zesty spry kabinett. While light in body and delicately textured, there’s a honeyed heft on the midpalate off set by dazzling streaks acidity and crystalline minerality.