Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt | The Riesling estate


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  • Alte Reben

    Riesling QbA
    dry
    VDP.GUTSWEIN
  • A dense, complex Riesling with a lot of fruit and enormous minerality. On the palate it presents a balance of sweetness, acidity and fruit, in which all characteristics of our old vines of the Ruwer and Saar valley are combined. Distinctively in the forefront there are aromas...
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    Alte Reben

    Classification
    VDP.GUTSWEIN
    Prädikat
    QbA
    Taste
    dry
    Vintage
    2016
    Bottle size
    0,75 l
    Alcohol
    12,5 % Vol
    Residual sugar
    7,0 g/l
    Acidity
    6,8 g/l
    combine with
    light, spicy food
    Profile
    A dense, complex Riesling with a lot of fruit and enormous minerality. On the palate it presents a balance of sweetness, acidity and fruit, in which all characteristics of our old vines of the Ruwer and Saar valley are combined. Distinctively in the forefront there are aromas of fresh rhubarb, pear, red currant and a bit of mirabelle plum. A soupcon of flintstone underlines the salty-spicy minerality. A lot of tension and length in the finish.
    Ratings
    Concours Européen Des Vins De La Moselle Metz – gold
    Decanter World Wine Award 2018 - silver
    Vintage
    The 2016 vintage taxed many wine maker’s and their machine’s patience. Although the begin-ning of the year was rugged, the results of it were extraordinary surprising.
    It started off with an atypical mild winter, with only few frosty days and nights. Spring started off to be very wet and in average cooler than the preceding year. Extensive rainfalls impeded not only the trafficability of the vineyards, but also influenced negatively the blooming habit of the vine.
    The tremendous amount of precipitation in Mai, June and July provided perfect conditions for downy mildew, which lead to a rapid dissemination.
    The long blooming period, the hailstorm as well as the downy mildew lead in part to tremen-dous losses of crop. Thus, quantitatively speaking, this vintage is the third smallest within the last 30 years. However, within the last-minute the old winemaker slogan: “The wine is not yet in the cellar” got a new meaning: A dry August was followed by a glorious sunny and very warm September, which lead to the growing of golden yellow grapes The cool and dry October ena-bled a relatively late and long harvest that entailed physiological ripe and above all healthy vin-tage.
    Summing up one can say, that the small yield positively manifested itself in an excellent grape quality. The technical modernization of our wine press, with its focus on pure quality through gentle manufacturing, brought us must that inspires through its multifarious fruit aroma, ripe acidity and expressive minerality.
Contains sulfits | Product of Germany | Protect from frost and heat

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