Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt | The Riesling estate


  • Foto: Majorat Riesling Sekt bA brut
  • Majorat

    Riesling Sekt bA
    brut
    Sekt
  • Fine brioche on the nose; dry, compact and assertive on the palate. A wine of finesse, with firm Riesling acidity balanced by fresh, dry fruit notes of pear and white peach. This Riesling Sekt not only works as an aperitif, but as...
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    Majorat

    Classification
    Sekt
    Prädikat
    Sekt bA
    Taste
    brut
    Vintage
    2017
    Bottle size
    0,75 l
    Alcohol
    12,5 % Vol
    Residual sugar
    10,0 g/l
    Acidity
    6,2 g/l
    Profile
    Fine brioche on the nose; dry, compact and assertive on the palate. A wine of finesse, with firm Riesling acidity balanced by fresh, dry fruit notes of pear and white peach. This Riesling Sekt not only works as an aperitif, but as a sophisticated accompaniment to food as well.
    Ratings
    Wine Enthusiast - 93 points
    View from the cellar, John Gilman - 89 points
    Mosel Fine Wines - 88 points
    Restaurant Wine – 4+ stars
    Pairs beautifully with...
    Shellfish cocktails; pumpkin risotto; or even pungent mushroom dishes. Fricassée and veal liver with sage are two other pairings that work well.
    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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