Vinous Reverie Notes
The Mosbacher estate in Forst producers deeply flavored and precisely made Rieslings, Weissburgunders, and Pinot Noirs that fully express the powerful wines that can be made in the Pfalz wine region. The history of the estate is that ancestors of the Mosbacher family have lived and worked as vintners in Forst for more than 200 years. The "modern" version of the estate was formed in 1920 by Richard Mosbacher Sr. (1898-1977) who founded the current estate together with his sisters and named it after their father Georg: "Weingut Georg Mosbacher Erben" (Wine estate of Georg Mosbacher's heirs). The curved "M" which decorates their wine labels goes back to these first years. Richard Mosbacher Jr. took over responsibility for the estate when his father Richard was appointed mayor of Forst after the end of the Second World War. Richard Mosbacher Jr.'s leadership turned the estate into what it is today: one of high reputation and prestige. In 1992 the next generation, Sabine and Jürgen, joined Richard to manage and expand the estate to its present size of 20 hectares (42 US acres) of cultivated vineyards. While Richard is still involved with the estate, Sabine and Jürgen are now managing the estate and safeguarding its reputation as one of the best wineries in the Palatinate. The winery's high quality starts with its vineyards being cultivated according to the guidelines of certified environmentally-friendly winegrowing. Herbicides are not used at all and fertilizers are used only after thoroughly analyzing soil conditions. Beneficial plants and insects are protected and vegetation is planted between the rows of vines. Maximum yields are strictly managed with reduction pruning in the spring, intensive leaf canopy management, thinning of clusters in the summer, and selective grape picking by hand during harvest. Tasting Notes: This has "dry" aromas of hay and wildflowers but which then evolve into nice fruit flavors of white peaches and candied lemon. There is a concentrated medium to full mouthfeel but also perfect balance and refreshing acidity.