Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt | The Riesling estate


  • Foto: Nies'chen Riesling Grosses Gewächs trocken
  • Nies'chen

    Ruwer Kasel
    Riesling Grosses Gewächs
    dry
    VDP.GROSSE LAGE®
  • Our 2017 Grosses Gewächs from the Ruwer Valley is very special. An elegant, feminine Riesling with elderberry flavours, a long minerally finish and a very subtle woody note – everything in perfect balance already. This is a wine bursting with...
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    Nies'chen

    Ruwer Kasel
    Classification
    VDP.GROSSE LAGE®
    Prädikat
    Grosses Gewächs
    Vineyard site
    Nies'chen
    Taste
    dry
    Vintage
    2017
    Bottle size
    0,75 l
    Sulfites
    contains sulfites
    Profile
    Our 2017 Grosses Gewächs from the Ruwer Valley is very special. An elegant, feminine Riesling with elderberry flavours, a long minerally finish and a very subtle woody note – everything in perfect balance already. This is a wine bursting with energy and ageing potential.
    Ratings
    View from the cellar, John Gilman - 92 points
    Mosel Fine Wines - 93 points
    Robert Parker - 92+ points
    Gourmetwelten, Lagen-Cup 2019 – 93 points
    The Fine Wine Review, Claude Kolm - 91 points
    LagenCup Weiss 2020 - 93 points
    Pairs beautifully with...
    Classic terrines; strong cheeses; seasoned pork belly; sauerkraut dishes; fish stews; hot-smoked rainbow trout; pikeperch; or beef Wellington.
    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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