2018 Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Goldtropfchen Riesling
2018 Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Goldtropfchen Riesling; Mosel, Germany
From one of the most traditional estates in the Mosel, this medium-sweet Riesling is a delight.Scented floral and white fruit flavors and plenty of acidity make this very quaffable, refreshing and zesty. It’s a pure and elegant style with a nice density on the palate, ideal for pairing with spicy food, salads or soft, light cheeses. With only 8.5% alcohol it’s also the perfect lunchtime tipple.
Riesling is a light-skinned, aromatic grape of German origin which is – if the majority of top wine critics are to be believed it is the world’s finest white wine grape variety. For many, the claim above may seem at odds with the sea of chaptalized, low-quality wine exported from Germany in the late 20th Century. In truth, very little of that infamous wine was Riesling at all, but instead higher-yielding grapes such as Müller-Thurgau and Silvaner), but the reputation has nonetheless stuck. Riesling has also been stereotyped as just a sweet grape, used only to make sticky wines. But while botrytized Rieslings are among the finest sweet wines in the world, the majority of global Riesling wines are either dry or off-dry.
Piesport is a small town on a sharp bend in the Mosel river, in the wine district of the same name. Its perilously steep northern bank, with its pure southerly aspect, is the origin of some of Germany’s finest Riesling wines.The town’s flagship vineyard is Goldtröpfchen (whose name means ‘Droplets of Gold’)
Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt is a German wine producer located in the Mosel Valley. It is one of the most traditional in the region and has a wide range of top vineyard holdings in the Mosel, Saar, and Ruwer. Kesselstatt is well known for its dry Kabinett and Spätlese Riesling wines as well as its Trockenbeerenauslese from the famed Piesporter Goldtröpfchen vineyard.