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Specifications

Colour:

White

Producer:

August Kesseler

Region:

Germany

Appellation:

Rheingau

Grape Type:

Riesling

Lorcher Schlossberg Alte Reben, Spätlese, Trocken, 2011

6x75cl £140.00

4 cases

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Tasting Note:

A stunning old vines cuvee, technically on the limit of dry, with circa 10 - 12 g/litre of residual sugar, yet this is exqusitiely and seriously refreshing. The palate offers an explosion of ruby grapefruit, mineral lime and clementine flavours, long fine-tuned and mouthwatering. Excellent. Towards the end of the season, as grapes ripened quickly the danger of rain loomed and with high temperatures that meant rot. August mobilised his picking team a week earlier than anticpated so that he could strike at just the right time. In his own words "I am a Mosel Fan, i like lightness and drinkability in the wines," so the grapes had to be pristine and not overripe. A very successful vintage, these are more of a halfway house between Mosel and Rheingau, they retain great lightness of touch to go with the power.

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