Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt | The Riesling estate


  • Foto: Scharzhofberger Riesling Spätlese fruchtsüß
  • Scharzhofberger

    Saar Wiltingen
    Riesling Spätlese
    fruity sweet
    VDP.GROSSE LAGE®
  • Surprisingly smoky nuances on the nose at the beginning, followed by pleasant red fruit aromas of pomegranate and red apple as well as gooseberry. Wonderful complexity on the palate, with a lovely interplay of deep, salty minerality and dancing acidity filling...
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    Scharzhofberger

    Saar Wiltingen
    Classification
    VDP.GROSSE LAGE®
    Prädikat
    Spätlese
    Vineyard site
    Scharzhofberger
    Taste
    fruity sweet
    Vintage
    2019
    Bottle size
    0,75 l
    Alcohol
    8,5 % Vol
    Residual sugar
    68,5 g/l
    Acidity
    8,0 g/l
    Profile
    Surprisingly smoky nuances on the nose at the beginning, followed by pleasant red fruit aromas of pomegranate and red apple as well as gooseberry. Wonderful complexity on the palate, with a lovely interplay of deep, salty minerality and dancing acidity filling the mouth. Velvety, silky elegance as well as tremendous length.
    Ratings
    Mosel Fine Wines - 92 points
    Pairs beautifully with...
    Goat’s cheese gratin; scampi skewers with lemongrass; mild fruity curries; Asian-style dishes; spicy dishes; dishes with ginger-and-coconut sauce; sushi with wasabi and soy sauce. Spectacular with scallops.
    Vintage
    Only a moderate amount of rain had replenished our dry soils in the winter months. The buds already began to swell in mid-April amid temperatures 2°C warmer than the long-term average. During Easter weekend green shoots appeared in all our vineyards. The mercury fell below zero on 5 and 6 May. Many fledgling shoots were destroyed cutting our crop by around 25%.
    Spring and summer were very sunny, and flowering turned out to be a very swift affair from the middle to the end of July in all three river valleys. Temperatures hit a record high of 41.6°C and 35°C in July and August. This led to further crop losses.
    By the end of summer, the grape skins were quite firm and unyielding. Grapes started splitting once the rain set in at the beginning of the harvest. The fruit kept on splitting as unfavourable weather continued during picking. This inevitably led to grape rot. The harvest began on 23 September and ended on 17 October, yielding 35 hl/ha of juice. Oechsle levels were generally between 90 and 110 degrees.
Contains sulfits | Product of Germany | Protect from frost and heat

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