Germany – Mosel
Max von Kunow owns 21ha in sweet spots of the Saar Valley, the coolest part of the Mosel region. Von Hövel is an historic estate that started when these wines were favoured by Napoleon, back in the very early 1800’s. The cellar itself is around 1000yo and used to belong to the Monastery of St. Maximin. Max has organic sites that are mostly all steep, mostly all slate, and he also has a large proportion of mature vines.
Since he converted the 21ha estate to organic and sustainable ‘Fair’n Green’ practices Max says that the wines he is making have less tropical pineapple and lychee characteristics, and more herbal tea and mineral notes, with better phenolic ripeness at lower alcohol levels.
In the cellar, he places more emphasis than his father before him, on non-botrytised fruit for dry and Kabinett wines, and more crushing of skins and also some skin-contact to coax out more extract from the berries. All ferments are fermented with wild yeasts where possible, and he uses a lot of the traditional 1000lt Mosel barrels.
Von Hövel Saar-Riesling Trocken
Von Hövel Saar-Riesling Feinherb
Von Hövel Saar-Riesling Kabinett
Von Hövel Saar-Riesling ‘S’ Kabinett (Silberberg)
Von Hovel Saar-Riesling ‘Lily’
Von Hovel Saar-Riesling ‘Lily’ MAGNUM
Von Hövel Hütte Riesling Kabinett
Von Hövel Hütte Riesling Spätlese
Von Hövel Scharzhofberger Riesling GG
Von Hövel Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett
Von Hövel Scharzhofberger Riesling Spatlese
Von Hövel Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese
Von Hövel Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese ‘Fuder 48’
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