Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt | The Riesling estate


  • Foto: Sommerpalais Riesling QbA feinherb
  • Sommerpalais

    Riesling QbA
    feinherb
    RK Kollektion
  • Riesling to put a spring in your step. Our 2017 bottling has concentrated fruit notes redolent of pear, lime and lemon grass as well as a hint of blackcurrant. Lively acidity, fine minerality and subtle slate notes make for a delightfully refreshin
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    Sommerpalais

    Classification
    RK Kollektion
    Prädikat
    QbA
    Taste
    feinherb
    Vintage
    2017
    Bottle size
    0,75 l
    Alcohol
    11,5 % Vol
    Residual sugar
    13,5 g/l
    Acidity
    8,0 g/l
    combine with
    Summer party
    Profile
    Riesling to put a spring in your step.
    Our 2017 bottling has concentrated fruit notes redolent of pear, lime and lemon grass as well as a hint of blackcurrant. Lively acidity, fine minerality and subtle slate notes make for a delightfully refreshing wine.
    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 | non-estate grown

Wappen: Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt