What is the fuss about
and the wines there? The answer is Mr Luxembourg Abi Duhr of Chateau Pauque in the small village of Grevenmacher who is the wild cat in this small country and in my opinion makes some of the best Rieslings possible of the very old and steep vineyards facing the Mosel river.
I was there a couple a weeks ago to check out the grapes just before the harvest and the 2011 looks wonderful with ripe maturity and good acidity lever that are so crucial here and without it can make the wines bland and flat, this is what many winemakers miss out on, to bad.
Abi is a fascinating and highly knowledgeable winemaker with a great sense of humour that makes his wine with a passion and great skills to bring out the most in every plant.
The wines are concentrated and absolutely wonderful in every aspect with a great acidity that balances the mature fruits and makes them age beautifully.If you can find any of his wines you better buy them before the whole world hear about it.
In vino veritas