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    Von Hovel "Scharzhofberger" Riesling Kabinett '17


    Von Hovel "Scharzhofberger" Riesling Kabinett '17

    I'm not the first wine person to say this, nor will I be the last.  Riesling is one of the world's greatest and most complex grape varietals.  While the majority of my customers are advocates of Dry Riesling, there is still work to do when it comes to convincing the masses that off-dry Riesling (a.k.a. sweet) deserves a place at the dinner table. To help convince you, I offer this exceptional value from Von Hövel.  This 21.5 hectare estate is located in Konz-Oberemmel in a side valley of the Saar in Germany. Maximilian Von Kunow took over from his father Eberhard in 2010, and along with cellarmaster Albrecht Schmitt produce classically fruit-driven and mineral Riesling from top vineyard sites. The grapes are farmed organically, and Max believes in a long hang time and physiological ripeness for all of the grapes. Von Hövel holds 2.8 hectares of vines in the famed Wiltingen vineyard of Scharzhofberg, making them one of only 5 "significant" landowners at this site. Max von Kunow farms this vineyard with a focus on expressing the more “salty, mineral style” of Scharzhofberg, with modest residual sugars and pointed acidity, typically framed by spicy ripe fruit. The wine is fermented with native yeasts and aged in stainless steel. 2017 is considered a top vintage for the estate and that is on full display in this Scharzhofberger Kabinett. Beautiful aromas of ripe peach, red apple and mint. Vibrant and rich on the palate, a great combination of fruit and a lingering salty quality. A well-balanced, slightly plump style Kabinett. While I could happily drink a glass of this on its own, the pairings for this wine are endless. It would be a great wine for your Thanksgiving dinner table, but also can work with your favorite Thai take-out. Don't miss this exceptional wine.




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    Near North

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    1167 N Howe Street
    Chicago, IL 60610

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