"Fresh aromas of peach, citrus fruit and gooseberry are complemented by a subtle mineral notion, but it is fruity finesse rather than exuberance which captivates the sense of smell. On the palate the invigorating freshness of crunchy fruit almost sends a shiver across the taste buds, ably supported by cool, quinine minerality. A fine herbal notion completes the taste experience. The high extract has a marked tactile impact, but is perfectly buffered by a solid body and rich texture. 19/20 points. (MS)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
"Friedrich Groebe calls himself ‘wine artisan and traditionalist’ and says ‘I want my wines to have Riesling character and expression – no pears or passion fruit!’ His Weingut Groebe has 65% Riesling, mostly in the Grosses Gewächs vineyards, Westhofener Morstein, Aulerde and Kirchspiel." ~ Decanter
This small winery has been quietly making quality wines in Westhofen since 1763. Like its two more famous neighbors, Keller and Wittmann, Groebe is a member of the prestigious VDP. Like their maker, the wines are initially a bit shy, but gradually carry on a long and memorable conversation. No fertilizer is used and natural vegetation is allowed to grow between the vines. Natural yeasts, large used oak casks and long fermentation do the work in the cellar. Groebe GGs (Grosses Gewachs) rank among the top dry wines of Germany, combining elegance and power and maturing magnificently.