Maximin Grunhaus is located on the left bank of the Ruwer river in the Mosel section of Germany. This historic estate dates back to the year 966. Maximin Grunhaus was purchased in 1882 by an ancestor of Carl von Schubert, the fifth generation of the family to manage the estate. Today, the winery is a premier producer of Riesling wines.
The 2010 Maximin Grunhauser Riesling was 100% Riesling. The wine was the Maximin Grunhauser Riesling Trocken (QbA) (I had a lot of difficulty identifying which Maximin Grunhauser this was. I could be mistaken.)
I had been searching for a dry Riesling for the summer. My last attempt with the 2009 S.A. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling was a sweet disaster, due to my failure to listen to the advice of Oliver at The Winegetter.
Undaunted, I continued my search at a large discount wine store and headed to the Riesling section. The vast majority of Rieslings were all low alcohol (7-9% ABV), which equates to super sweet. I went through a number of bottles, searching the labels for the key words Oliver had provided. Finally, on the back label of the 2010 Maximin Grunhauser I saw the word “Trocken”. The ABV was 11.5%.
Hoping this was the one, I purchased the bottle.