Wine Weingut Theo Minges, Riesling Kabinett 2016
Wine Weingut Theo Minges, Riesling Kabinett 2016

Weingut Theo Minges, Riesling Kabinett 2016

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Currently managed by Theo Minges, the winery has been in the Minges family for 6 generations and dates to the 16th century. Regine Minges, Theo’s daughter, helps farm the family’s 24 hectares with her father while working to complete her viticultural studies. In the southern part of the Palatinate, Minges’ diversity of soils includes loess, gravel, red sandstone and limestone. Minges farms with organic practices, and is in the process of transitioning to bio-dynamics; though he’s most interested in the energy in the life-cycle of bio-dynamic practices, he intends to achieve certification in the near future. Minges considers himself more as a cellar master than a winemaker, raising the wines from their birth on the vine as ‘children,’ the grapes need nurturing in the vineyard, then as ‘teenagers’, turbulent in fermentation, they need to be left alone, finally maturing for as long as possible, undisturbed on their lees, eventually coming into their own character. “Spicy and zippy; lemon, talc and eucalyptus; precise aromas really thread the needle; a tangy Kabinett that feints dry and has a ton of Pfalz ginger and pineapple.” — Terry Theise

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