Scheurebe Kabinett Annaberg, Koehler-Ruprecht
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Scheurebe Kabinett Annaberg, Koehler-Ruprecht - 2018

Item # 35576 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
$299.52 $269.57/ Case of 12
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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.


Tasting Notes

Scheurebe is a venerable German grape that has taken a back seat to Riesling's fame. An ideal fit at the table due to its bright fruit notes, incisive acidity and dominant white grapefruit flavor. This comes from the Koehler-Ruprecht estate in the Pfalz, which has gone through a marvelous transition over the past two decades to become one of the top 5 estates of the region.


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Staff Pick Notes

Scheurebe is a cross between Riesling and Bukettraube (not Silvaner as previously believed) that first was bred in 1916. At one point in time it was over 4% of German vine plantings, but these days hovers a bit over 1%. Most of it is grown in the Pfalz, where the grape achieves some very impressive heights indeed. The dear folks at Koehler-Ruprecht, Dominik and Franziska are working with Scheurebe planted in the 1960s. The Annaberg plot in Kallstadt features lime and sandstone soils, and produces some of the highest quality Scheurebe there is, and in small quantities. This is a lauded expression, and for very good reason. The floral aromatics of honeysuckle and orange flowers, stone fruits, grapefruit, nice acidity, and dry finish are very refreshing and delicious. Pair with flavorful cuisines, or creamy chicken mushroom Spätzle.

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Germany

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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