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|Thursday, March 07, 2013||09:31|
(drinks media wire) – The oldest wine in this year's selection of wines sold at the spring auction of the "Hessische Staatsweingüter Kloster Eberbach" dates back as far as 1933. The Rüdesheimer Berg Schlossberg Riesling Beerenauslese, harvested 80 years ago, sold for the princely sum of 2.340 US-Dollar. The 1953 "Assmannshäuser Höllenberg Spätburgunder" (Pinot Noir) fetched even 3.300 US-Dollar (incl VAT).
"Amber coloured, slightly smoky on the nose, in taste reminiscent of cooked dried fruit with a touch of nougat, playful sweetness", stated the auction catalogue. "This wine from the Kloster Eberbach treasure chamber is as great as it is rare", said Dieter Greiner, managing director of the Hessische Staatsweingüter.
Wein- und Flaschenkeller"We traditionally offer fine wines from the anniversary vintages. In this year’s auction, besides the 1933 wine, they were from 2003, 1993, 1973, 1963, 1953 and 1943. We were, of course, looking forward to the result of the 1933 Beerenauslese with particular excitement."
At around 250 hectares, the biggest vineyard in Germany, Kloster Eberbach had again placed the implementation of the auction in the expert hands of autioneer Prof. Dr. Leo Gros, who moderated the event in an equally professional and entertaining manner. A total of 35 wines were submitted and came under the hammer as unique bottles or as bundles. „We have put together a wide range of young, fresh Riesling wines as well as mature, high-quality rarities, from the Bergstrasse via the Rheingau to the legendary Assmannshäuser region“, Dieter Greiner says. „We have a particularly attractive offer for the many interested wine lovers, from fine Kabinett wines, Spätlese and Auslese to noble sweet rarities of Eiswein and Trockenbeerenauslese.“
Wein- und FlaschenkellerThe wine which was auctioned off for a good cause this year was the 1953 Assmannshäuser Höllenberg Spätburgunder, one of the best German Spätburgunder wines ever produced. This anniversary wine was described in the auction catalogue as „smoky, with the finest hint of cocoa, of intense ruby red colour, warm, long and with a youthful appearance“ and sold for 3.300 US-Dollar (incl. VAT).
Kloster Eberbach looks back upon a nearly 900 year old Spätburgunder tradition. Its domain in Assmannshausen and its treasure chamber which contains Spätburgunder from as long ago as 1882 prove that great Spätburgunder wines were produced in this vineyard long before people started talking about the German red wine miracle in the 1990s. The price for this top quality wine reflects the deep appreciation which German Spätburgunder on the whole and Kloster Eberbach in particular enjoy.
Further noteworthy wines obtained the following results: the 1943 dry Riesling from the Rüdesheimer Eiseninger sold for a respectable 1.000 US-Dollar to a wine lover while the 1963 Assmannshäuser Höllenberg Spätburgunder Cabinet fetched a remarkable 850 US-Dollar.
Hessische Staatsweingüter GmbH Kloster Eberbach
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