The growing season was relatively easy in Graach, with enough rain to prevent the vines from shutting down, and deep soils providing a good water supply. The harvest began earlier than usual, on 14th September, and a good quantity of beautifully healthy Kabinett grapes were gathered. During this time, the team also cleared any unhealthy grapes, so that when rain came there was no danger of rot. After that it was stop and start, and a vintage reckoned to last three weeks stretched into five.
Christoph was very pleased with the results. The juice was delicious, with perfect ripeness and high levels of tartaric acid, a lot of which dropped out during fermentation, making the wines more digestible and elegant. These are properly authentic, hand-crafted Mosels, with the estate’s customary magical transparency, and they are absolutely delicious.