Riesling Trocken, Karthäuserhof

Riesling Trocken, Karthäuserhof - 2018

Item # 11061 750mL
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Tasting Notes

A dry Riesling that is well-balanced showing the classic orchard fruit profile of this iconic white grape variety. The legendary Karthäuserhof estate overlooks the sublime Ruwer valley and is the eighth oldest winegrowing estate in the world. Officially founded as a monastery in 1335.

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About the Producer

Christoph and Graciela Tyrell, owners of Weingut Karthäuserhof, reside in the top echelons of Mosel wine producers. This estate has been in existence for centuries, and was previously owned by Carthusian monks, following its presentation to them by Prince Balduin of Luxembourg in the 14th century. Since taking control of this historic estate in the 1980s, the Tyrells have brought together the...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms


German wines are some of the most jubilantly fruity bottles in the world. The country's Rieslings have been prized worldwide for centuries, yet they have never quite caught on in the U.S.: this no doubt due to Germany’s arcane system of wine classification. The most useful words to know on German wine labels are “Kabinett,” which indicates an outstanding everyday wine, and “trocken,” which means...

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Though the trend is now in the other direction, for many years Riesling was known for producing wines with little alcohol and some residual sugar - too sweet for many modern wine drinkers. Though it's now cultivated worldwide, Riesling is nearly synonymous with German wine, and that country's winemakers have lately begun to produce some very exciting dry versions. They are careful to retain the...

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