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There is quite an elaborate history attached to this vineyard.

Kabinett classified wines in Germany are reserve style bottlings meaning the grapes have been left on the vine a bit longer to develop more intensity, and flavour complexity. This wine hails from the 4.3 hectare steep, slate covered, south-west facing Elisenberg vineyard located in the village of Veldenz, a quaint side valley of the Mosel River. It is considered by the producer, Max Ferd. Richter Estate, to be one of the best Riesling sites in the region. In addition, there is quite an elaborate history attached to this vineyard. The local government gave this property to Ludwig Nissen, 4th generation owner of the estate, in gratitude for saving the village from being sacked by the troops of Napoleon I in October 1813 as they made their way through Germany. Pillage and plunder was the order of the day for armies, whatever side they were on, as they went to, or returned from, major battles, victorious or defeated. Rated 92-94 by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, comments include: “dense, cool, very precise flinty mineral on the nose…gorgeously lush and mouth filling…long and enchanting.” Enjoy on its own, but we would pair it with a veal dish done in cream sauce.

2018 Riesling Kabinett “Veldenzer Elisenberg” V665984, $26.95.

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