Nicola's Tasting Note:
On the nose pronounced aromas with acacia flowers, citrus, lychee and apples, very light petrol note. The palate dry with good minerality, green apples, lemon zest and refreshing acidity. The finish is clean and crisp with good length.
3rd Party Tasting Note: Stephan Reinhardt in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Andreas Johannes Adam is a younger top name in the Mosel. Although he is about to bottle his 13th vintage, only insiders know about the outstanding qualities of Adam's Rieslings of which the 2013s are among the finest I have tasted for this report. Regarding clarity, balance, lightness, finesse and elegance, but also the confident style of his 2013s, Adam is already very close to the icon producers of the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer. Rarely have I seen a producer like him excelling in all categories from dry to sweet”.
Style: Light crisp white
Bottle size: 75cl
Case size: 12 bottles
Grape variety: Riesling
Maturity: Ready to drink
Exclusive to Wellspring Wines: Exclusive
Grower Information: From vines at the foot of Hofberg, averaging 33 years old. On a steep, but not the steepest, incline and on some heavier soil. Fermented 50% in stainless steel and 50% in wood before being racked into steel vats.
Andreas Adam produced his first vintage in 2000 after completing his studies at Geisenheim and working for renowned Mosel wineries including Heymann-Lowenstein and Van Volxem. His grandfather owned vineyards in Dhron (old spelling Thron and pronounced “Tron”) but his parents decided not to become winemakers. Andreas now owns a total of 4.5ha in the Hofberg vineyard in Dhron and in the prestigious and vertiginous Piesporter Goldtropfchen. Dhron is the name of the village and also a small tributary which flows in to the Mosel from the Hunsbruck Hills. Winds from these hills keep help retain the acidity in the grapes and the slates soils ensure plenty of mineral flavours. Over the past 15 years Andreas has built a reputation as one of the finest winemakers in the Mosel, capable of producing wines in every style from dry to sweet. His wines combine an admirable intensity with pure, precise definition.