Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt | The Riesling estate


  • Foto: Nies'chen Riesling Spätlese fruchtsüß
  • Nies'chen

    Ruwer Kasel
    Riesling Spätlese
    fruity sweet
    VDP.GROSSE LAGE®
  • Glorious on the palate, with minerality, depth and spontaneous fermentation notes in abundance. Reverberating mouthfeel with lovely interplay between sweetness and acidity. Fruit-forward aromas of blackcurrant, apricot and peach on the nose. Fascinating tension and lots of texture...
    Expertise

    Nies'chen

    Ruwer Kasel
    Classification
    VDP.GROSSE LAGE®
    Prädikat
    Spätlese
    Vineyard site
    Nies'chen
    Taste
    fruity sweet
    Vintage
    2017
    Bottle size
    0,75 l
    Alcohol
    8,0 % Vol
    Residual sugar
    60,7 g/l
    Acidity
    7,6 g/l
    combine with
    light, decent food
    Profile
    Glorious on the palate, with minerality, depth and spontaneous fermentation notes in abundance. Reverberating mouthfeel with lovely interplay between sweetness and acidity. Fruit-forward aromas of blackcurrant, apricot and peach on the nose. Fascinating tension and lots of texture on the finish. A wine with a great future ahead of it.
    Ratings
    Mosel Fine Wines - 91 points
    JamesSuckling.com - 89 points
    Vinum Riesling Champion 2018 - 16 points
    Vinum Weinguide Deutschland - 90 points
    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

Wappen: Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt