Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt | The Riesling estate


  • Foto: Josephshöfer Riesling Auslese edelsüß
  • Josephshöfer

    Mosel Graach
    Riesling Auslese #9
    noble sweet
    VDP.GROSSE LAGE®
  • Delicate aromas of mint, lemon balm and apricot, along with a hint of quince and honey. Forward and bright on the palate, with abundant texture. Powerful and persistent, yet full of grace. The perfect combination of beautiful residual sweetness and refreshing acidity. Long...
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    Josephshöfer

    Mosel Graach
    Classification
    VDP.GROSSE LAGE®
    Prädikat
    Auslese
    Vineyard site
    Josephshöfer Monopol
    Taste
    noble sweet
    Vintage
    2017
    Bottle size
    0,75 l
    Alcohol
    7,5 % Vol
    Residual sugar
    102,7 g/l
    Acidity
    11,1 g/l
    combine with
    rich, decent food
    Profile
    Delicate aromas of mint, lemon balm and apricot, along with a hint of quince and honey. Forward and bright on the palate, with abundant texture. Powerful and persistent, yet full of grace. The perfect combination of beautiful residual sweetness and refreshing acidity. Long on the finish.
    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.
  • Vintage
    2017
Contains sulfits | Product of Germany | Protect from frost and heat

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