Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt | The Riesling estate


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  • Alte Reben

    Riesling QbA
    dry
    VDP.GUTSWEIN
  • A Riesling of concentration and complexity. An immediate whiff of flint that has been brought to the fore by wild fermentation, followed by an abundance of fruit, tremendous minerality and lively acidity. Sweetness, acidity and fruit are in balance, fully expressing the...
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    Alte Reben

    Classification
    VDP.GUTSWEIN
    Prädikat
    QbA
    Taste
    dry
    Vintage
    2017
    Bottle size
    0,75 l
    Alcohol
    13,0 % Vol
    Residual sugar
    5,9 g/l
    Acidity
    7,0 g/l
    combine with
    light, spicy food
    Profile
    A Riesling of concentration and complexity. An immediate whiff of flint that has been brought to the fore by wild fermentation, followed by an abundance of fruit, tremendous minerality and lively acidity. Sweetness, acidity and fruit are in balance, fully expressing the personality of our old vines on the Ruwer and Saar. Distinct pomegranate, red gooseberry, and blackcurrant on the nose. Considerable tension with good length on the finish. A sophisticated wine that offers immense drinking pleasure – and will continue to do so in two to three years’ time.
    Ratings
    Mosel Fine Wines - 88 points
    The Fine Wine Review - 91 points
    wine-muo.com, Umberto Muò - 94 points
    Restaurant Wine - 4+ stars
    Vintage
    A year of challenges
    The year began with a very warm spring that resulted in an early bud burst. Late frost posed a big threat – and three cold nights in April confirmed our fears, damaging shoots that were already well developed. A spell of fine weather thereafter helped the secondary shoots to grow quickly, partially mitigating the frost-related shortfall. Conditions were near perfect during flowering.
    The spring heatwave also had a sting in its tail, however, with our young vines in particular suffering from considerable drought stress. On the other hand, our old vines benefited from the longer growing cycle thanks to their deep roots providing sufficient water nutrition. Time seemed to fly, and before we knew it our grapes had more or less ripened two weeks ahead of the long-term average – although a wet July and August had unfortunately caused some premature botrytis.
    We mustered a 52-strong team to begin the preliminary harvest on 21 September – thus making the 2017 picking season the earliest in the estate’s history. Above all, we focused on meticulously selecting grapes for our Trockenbeerenauslesen and Beerenauslesen, as well as separating healthy from botrytis-affected fruit.
    This hard work gave us stunning results. Piesporter Goldtröpfchen posted 192 degrees – our highest Oechsle reading on the Mosel. During what was a relatively short harvest, acidity levels fell from an initial high of 13 g/l to 9-10 g/l. Our grapes’ aromatics also changed day by day, developing ripeness and concentration.
Contains sulfits | Product of Germany | Protect from frost and heat

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