Monchhof 2018 Estate Riesling, Mosel
The Mönchhof estate is first mentioned as belonging to the Cistercian abbey of Himmerod in the Eifel in 1177. After the Secularisation under Napoleon, the Eymael family bought the estate on an auction in Paris in 1804 from the French state. The Mönchhof’s first class vineyards are comprised of the very steep Ürzig Würzgarten, Erden Treppchen and a core holding in one of the most prized jewels in the Mosel valley, the Erden Prälat vineyard. They are planted 100% to Riesling, all with original rootstocks.
Their Estate Riesling is a typical elegant Mosel Riesling with flavors of citrus and peach in combination with a nice minerality. The fresh and elegant acidity shows a perfect balance to the sweetness.