Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt | The Riesling estate


  • Foto: Goldtröpfchen Riesling Grosses Gewächs trocken
  • Goldtröpfchen

    Mosel Piesport
    Riesling Grosses Gewächs
    dry
    VDP.GROSSE LAGE®
  • This grand cru from the Mosel is the ‘charmer’ among its GG peers. Open and energising, with juicy grip and an abundance of fruit. This Riesling has a quite deliciously full-bodied, balanced and refreshingly fruit-driven mouthfeel showing notes...
    Expertise

    Goldtröpfchen

    Mosel Piesport
    Classification
    VDP.GROSSE LAGE®
    Prädikat
    Grosses Gewächs
    Vineyard site
    Goldtröpfchen
    Taste
    dry
    Vintage
    2017
    Bottle size
    0,75 l
    Profile
    This grand cru from the Mosel is the ‘charmer’ among its GG peers. Open and energising, with juicy grip and an abundance of fruit. This Riesling has a quite deliciously full-bodied, balanced and refreshingly fruit-driven mouthfeel showing notes of lemon grass and a hint of pineapple.
    Ratings
    Robert Parker - 93 points
    Mundus Vini - Gold
    Wine Enthusiast - 91 points
    Mosel Fine Wines - 90 points
    Pairs beautifully with...
    Fish dishes served with mild mustard sauce; classic pâtés and terrines; Waldorf salad with walnuts; Comté or Gruyére, veal sweetbread; or veal kidneys.
    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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