Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt | The Riesling estate


  • Foto: Bockstein Riesling Kabinett feinfruchtig
  • Bockstein

    Saar Ockfen
    Riesling Kabinett
    fine fruity
    VDP.GROSSE LAGE®
  • Ockfener BOCKSTEIN is one of the truly great Saar terroirs, known the world over for well over a century. Our attention to detail in the vineyard and our skill in crafting wines from meticulously hand-picked fruit have helped to produce this classic VDP.Grosse Lage® Riesling Kabinett – a finely spiced, firm...
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    Bockstein

    Saar Ockfen
    Classification
    VDP.GROSSE LAGE®
    Prädikat
    Kabinett
    Vineyard site
    Bockstein
    Taste
    fine fruity
    Vintage
    2020
    Bottle size
    0,75 l
    Alcohol
    9,5 % Vol
    Residual sugar
    32,8 g/l
    Acidity
    6,1 g/l
    Profile
    Ockfener BOCKSTEIN is one of the truly great Saar terroirs, known the world over for well over a century. Our attention to detail in the vineyard and our skill in crafting wines from meticulously hand-picked fruit have helped to produce this classic VDP.Grosse Lage® Riesling Kabinett – a finely spiced, firm, expressive, minerally, smoky, versatile and exceptionally long-lived Riesling delivering a perfectly balanced interplay of sweetness and acidity.
    Pairs beautifully with...
    Pâté; terrines; smoked fish; pasta in mild sauces; poultry; wildfowl; spicy Asian wok dishes; or risotto.
    Vintage

    With the exception of some notable rain in mid-February, it was a very dry winter.

    Dry and warm weather in spring was the signal for our vines to wake up quickly from their winter slumber. Bud burst was a rapid, straightforward affair – occurring at the start of April in our steep vineyards on the Mittelmosel and around seven days later on the Saar and Ruwer.

    Frosts in April and May inflicted damage on two of our vineyard plots in the cooler tributary valleys of the Saar and Ruwer. Subsequent flowering from early to mid-June went smoothly, resulting in almost zero yield losses.

    Apart from the odd torrential downpour in some villages on the Mittelmosel, we experienced another dry summer in 2020. However, the consistently high temperatures also meant that our vines were spared almost any fungal issues.

    When picking began in the balmy late-summer conditions of mid-September, our grapes were therefore in a more or less pristine condition, showing perfect physiological ripeness. During the second half of the harvest, temperatures fell to an average of 10°C as rain set in.

    With grapes of perfect ripeness producing average must weights of around 85 degrees Oechsle, we once again have an outstanding basis for a varied array of unique, terroir-inflected wines.

Contains sulfits | Product of Germany | Protect from frost and heat

Wappen: Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt