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1971 Josefinengrund Riesling Laurentiuslay Auslese-Eiswein

750 ml


Type: Still

Country: Germany

Region: Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Distict / Appellation: Mosel

Item No. 6u693

About This Wine

Josefinengrund is one of the prestige estates of the Reh family, whose company purchased the importer/shipper Kendermann in 1992, creating the largest privately held wine producer in Germany. So there's that. They also purchased the von Kesselstatt estate in 1978. Given their prominence through the mid- and later-20th century, it is no surprise that Josefinengrund is well represented in this collection. If they are not blockbuster wines, we have opened a few bottles from this estate and they are lovely little snapshots of the Mosel during the 1960s and 1970s. And the value is, well, obvious. Note that until the 1980s, any Eiswein (which is to say a wine made from grapes naturally frozen on the vine) had to include the related Pradikat. The question was, essentially, were the grapes frozen at the Spatlese, Auslese or even Beerenauslese level? This wine, therefore, was at the Auslese level when the grapes were frozen; in other words, this is a powerful Eiswein. The plastic-looking capsule is a bit damaged and the fill on the lower side; color is ok to good and label is a bit dirty. My gut is this bottle is in fine condition but we'll offer at a ridiculously discounted price just so you are very happy when you open this.

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