The wine-growing estate of Paulinshof is a former monastery firstly mentioned in AD 936. From the early 1800s, the Paulinshof estate has been in private ownership; since the late 1960s, Paulinshof has been the propery of the Jüngling family, and lays claim (or part-claim) to some of the finest vineyards of the middle Mosel: Kestener Paulinshofberger, Kestener Paulinsberg, Kestener Herrenberg, Trittenheimer Apotheke, Brauneberger Juffer (recognised by Napoleon’s classification as the top site in the Mosel in 1804), Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr and the Brauneberger Kammer (which is solely owned by Paulinshof).
These steep, slate-rich, river valley hillsides are low-yielding: this is the principal reason for the outstanding quality of Paulinshof's Rieslings which win numerous major awards every year. The wines all have a delicious seam of minerality and acidity.
Harvested from stake-trained vines on the steep, slate soils of the Sonnenuhr sub-section of Brauneberger Juffer vineyard. The grapes are pressed at low pressure, and then fermented at controlled temperature in stainless steel.
Residual sugar = ~10g/litre.
Straw yellow with a bouquet of orange blossom and lemon rind. On the palate, it is dry with powerful minerality, acidity and grapefruit notes. Long, spicy finish.
ABV = 12.5%.