Riesling Kabinett "Marienburg," Clemens Busch
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Riesling Kabinett "Marienburg," Clemens Busch - 2020

Item # 21269 750mL

Clemens Busch is a thoughtful winemaker. All grapes for his wines come from one site in Pundericherer Marienburg, his only vineyard. The wines are often fermented in old wood and bottled with minimal sulfur. Full of fruit with a small amount of residual sugar that's friendly enough for any palate and very versatile at the table.

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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

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Staff Pick Notes

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was drinking, not even my spouse. There were potatoes galore and hot roasted pork, all that was missing was the pop of a cork. The Christmas tree twinkled, the fire glowed red, while visions of Riesling danced in my head. A Kabinett from the Mosel, what could be more divine? Lucky for us, I had just the wine. An all-natural nectar, from the master himself, a wine that would please even a finicky elf. It's racy and bright with sweet apple and pear in an ethereal dance, like Rogers and Astaire. Add a streak of wet stone, and petrol-like scents; a wine for the holidays, ladies and gents.


About the Producer

Pünderich, Mosel, Germany Clemens Busch is a man obsessively dedicated to one terroir and one grape. Since 1984 Clemens and Rita Busch have been counted among the pioneers in the development of organic viticulture on the Mosel; they have also been working biodynamically for several years. Their belief in the benefits of such practices is neither abstract nor intellectual; these are growers...

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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 “dry.” As far as dessert wines go, a half-bottle of German Eiswein is so potent that you'll be able...

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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 delightful honeyed, flinty flavors that the best sweet Rieslings have always displayed. Alsace, of...

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