The Große Gewächse represent the absolute peak of our range of dry wines. They are the only dry single site wines produced from the ABTSBERG and HERRENBERG and express the terroir and typicity of both grand crus with absolute precision.
Both wines are built around a saline minerality and minimalist sensibility. Fruit and concentration never take center stage. We instead focus fully on elegance, refinement and harmony. Like all the world's truly grand wines, they benefit tremendously from extended bottle aging.
Our Superior wines stand shoulder to shoulder with the Große Gewächse, capping off the feinherb (off-dry) portion of our portfolio. During spontaneous fermentation, individual fuder casks sometimes “come to a standstill.” As a result, they never fall below the nine grams of residual sugar that, from an analytical standpoint, are necessary to be labeled as dry. Far from being a flaw, these wines exhibit traditional residual sugar levels that balance outstandingly with our crisp Ruwer acidity. The result is a wine that tastes almost dry, is balanced even in its youth yet is more than willing to develop over decades.
The Mosel-Saar-Ruwer classic. Light and refreshing with low alcohol levels and a beautiful balance, these naturally sweet Rieslings are always ready to drink. From young and racy to mature and elegant, there's a Grünhaus Kabinett to tempt every palate.
Sleek, precise and yet rich in body and flavor – that is our Spätlese. Fermented using fully ripe and healthy grapes harvested from our monopole sites after the main harvest, these wines are faithful to the typical character of our winegrowing region. Classic, fruity flavors with low alcohol levels and tremendous cellarability.
A selection of exceptionally ripe grapes, frequently with noble rot (Botrytis), from our grand cru vineyards. A nobly sweet wine with lush aromatics and delicacy. Grünhaus Auslese wines offer tremendous cellarabilty and benefit fantastically from bottle aging.
AUSLESE NR. VERSTEIGERUNGSWEIN
Grünhaus has its own system for denoting the quality of its classic Auslese wines. Bottles that achieve an especially notable Auslese character are assigned a number. This number serves as a replacement for the terms “finest” or “extra fine,” which were still in use well into the 80s. Taking the broader view, a bottle of Grünhaus numbered Auslese can be seen as comparable with the “long gold capsules” used by some of our colleagues.