Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #5, Willi Schaefer, Mosel 2016


Showing excellent weight and concentration, typical of the wines from the Domprobst which is situated just behind the village of Graach. Elegant, pure and crystalline fruit that typifies Schaefer.

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Type White
ABV 7.5%
Bottle Size 75 cl
Country Germany
Region Germany
Area Mosel
Sub Area Middle Mosel
Style Medium-sweet
Vintage 2016
Major Grape Riesling
Grapes 100% Riesling
Drinking Guide Drink or Keep
Food Match Grilled Dover sole with new potatoes, spinach and parsley

Vegetarian, Vegan

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German Vintages

An early harvest following frost earlier in the season means 2017 has produced excellent light, fruity wines with great finesse. Weather conditions were tricky in 2016 and growers had to earn their stripes; the early season was wet, which reduced yields, followed by a hot summer with cool nights bringing excellent aromatics but with wines a little lighter then 2015. The briliant 2015 vintage took place in ideal conditions and produced wonderfully ripe wines in all styles. Kabinetts are bit short in quantity but the dry wines especially are very approachable. 2014 saw a good crop of light, well-balanced wines with well-integrated acidity. This followed the rather lower yielding 2013 which afforded the wines good acid structure. 2012 and 2011 both produced high quality wines. Like 2013, 2010 was another low-yielding vintage, giving concentrated wines with good acidity. On the other hand, 2009 was a great vintage with a warm, dry, consistent growing season. 2008 had a late harvest; Eiswein did well. The outstanding vintages of 2007 and 2005 sandwiched the rather more tricky 2006. Crisper in style, the 2004 vintage was nevertheless good, saved by a dry autumn. The unusually hot year of 2003 gave some interesting if atypical wines, best at the top end of the sweetness scale. The wines of 2002 are easy-going, soft and approachable – handy, coming after the stunning and long-lived wines of 2001. 2000 was spoiled by rain at harvest, which also affected the 1999 vintage though not so badly. Eiswein shone in 1998 which generally produced easy, attractive wines. This came after the big crop of 1997 in which Spätlese wines showed particularly well. 1996 was a lighter vintage but some attractive wines were made. In 1995, fortune favoured the brave and growers who harvested late made some super wines. The 1994 vintage suffered variable weather but did improve to give some excellent BA and TBA wines. 1993 was a very good vintage in the Mosel in particular.

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