Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt | The Riesling estate


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  • Scharzhofberger

    Saar Wiltingen
    Riesling Grosses Gewächs
    dry
    VDP.GROSSE LAGE®
  • An aristocrat among wines. Spicy and invigorating, with a wonderful nose of flint, lime blossom, gooseberry and wet slate. Our Scharzhofberger typically has a very refined, salty minerality that will become even more distinctive with age, combining elegance with suppleness...
    Expertise

    Scharzhofberger

    Saar Wiltingen
    Classification
    VDP.GROSSE LAGE®
    Prädikat
    Grosses Gewächs
    Vineyard site
    Scharzhofberger
    Taste
    dry
    Vintage
    2016
    Bottle size
    0,75 l
    Alcohol
    12,0 % Vol
    Residual sugar
    5,9 g/l
    Acidity
    6,3 g/l
    combine with
    light, spicy food
    Profile
    An aristocrat among wines. Spicy and invigorating, with a wonderful nose of flint, lime blossom, gooseberry and wet slate. Our Scharzhofberger typically has a very refined, salty minerality that will become even more distinctive with age, combining elegance with suppleness. This noble wine originates from ungrafted vines aged up to 80 years old, situated in the heart of the Scharzhofberg.
    Ratings
    The Fine Wine Review – 92+ points
    Wine Enthusiast - 93 points
    JamesSuckling.com - 91 points
    Restaurant Wine - 4+ stars
    Pairs beautifully with...
    Wonderful to tureen of vegetables or fish in Riesling –sauce (like pike-perch or sole), sweetbread and poached veal.
    Vintage
    The 2016 vintage taxed many wine maker’s and their machine’s patience. Although the begin-ning of the year was rugged, the results of it were extraordinary surprising.
    It started off with an atypical mild winter, with only few frosty days and nights. Spring started off to be very wet and in average cooler than the preceding year. Extensive rainfalls impeded not only the trafficability of the vineyards, but also influenced negatively the blooming habit of the vine.
    The tremendous amount of precipitation in Mai, June and July provided perfect conditions for downy mildew, which lead to a rapid dissemination.
    The long blooming period, the hailstorm as well as the downy mildew lead in part to tremen-dous losses of crop. Thus, quantitatively speaking, this vintage is the third smallest within the last 30 years. However, within the last-minute the old winemaker slogan: “The wine is not yet in the cellar” got a new meaning: A dry August was followed by a glorious sunny and very warm September, which lead to the growing of golden yellow grapes The cool and dry October ena-bled a relatively late and long harvest that entailed physiological ripe and above all healthy vin-tage.
    Summing up one can say, that the small yield positively manifested itself in an excellent grape quality. The technical modernization of our wine press, with its focus on pure quality through gentle manufacturing, brought us must that inspires through its multifarious fruit aroma, ripe acidity and expressive minerality.
Contains sulfits | Product of Germany | Protect from frost and heat

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