A.J. Adam 'Hofberg' Riesling 'GG' Trocken Mosel, Germany 2019
Andreas and his sister Barbara are of the new generation of Mosel winemakers. They took over land belonging to their Grandfather in the Mosel's forgotten side valley Dhron. Here, the hills are steep and the vineyards are hard to work, making these wines a labor of love. The Grand Cru Hofberg is one of the greatest Mosel vineyards. In 1868 the vineyards of this hill were classified by the Prussians as an extraordinary place to make great Rieslings.
Pairing: Fresh or lightly dressed shellfish, pork, Thai
Grape: Riesling - 30 - 65 year old vines, some ungrafted
Soil: weathered Devonian slate in mixture with quartzite
Viticulture: Sustainable - hand harvest, vineyard selection, natural composting to protect the health of the soil