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Piesporter Goldtröpchen Riesling Spatlese

Piesporter Goldtrpchen Riesling Spatlese

Ref: A090212

Wow! A really exciting, lively, fresh and ripe wine. Superb concentration with a ripe, rounded and sweet fruit balanced by a citrus like acidity. Great ‘mouth-feel’ that goes on and on. Open already but will age fantastically. Drink now - 2018

The steep, cliffy domain "Goldtröpfchen", above the romantic wine village of Piesport is one of the best known locations along the Mosel. As a result of the strong bends in the Mosel River, this vineyard has a shape resembling an amphitheater that is open towards the south. The domain, which faces southeast to southwest displays an enormous incline of 60° and has light, grey, slate-weathered soil.

Extremely mineralogical wines with exciting fruit and a fanciful lightness are the result of demanding manual work the vineyard's natural conditions. The Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt winery owns 4.5 hectare in this impressive location.
The name Piesport is derived from Pigontii portus – ford of Pigontius. Goldtröpfchen (gold droplet) is attributed to col = hill, mountain or, according to another interpretation, to the rock formations containing mica.

Von Kesselstatt focuses on the natural characteristics of the vineyards and applies the utmost care to maintain the natural fertility of the soil. Yields are held very low between 40 and 55 hl per hectare by pruning and green harvest. Fertilization is conducted according to organic principles and all means are geared towards support of the natural ecosystem.

The knights of von Kesselstatt first arrived in the Duchy surrounding the town of Trier as early as the 14th century.

The Kesselstatt Palace, situated in the heart of Trier opposite the Cathedral is one of the most remarkable examples of Baroque architecture north of the Alps and was home to the Estate and its wines from 1746 until 1999. The entire Palace, including the inner-courtyard was lovingly restored to their original glory by Gunther Reh following his aquisition of the Estate in 1978.Today the Palace is a thriving cultural centre and popular meeting place with its winebar and Kesselstatt restaurant. In 1983, Annegret Reh together with husband Gerhard Gartner succeeded her father as head of the Estate. In 1999, together with their long-serving team they transfered the entire wine operation to purpose built facilities on the River Ruwer at Schloss Marienlay.

Annegret and Gerhard Gartner have, over the past decade been able to achieve the almost impossible, that delicate balance between a successful working relationship and private life. Inseparable both from each other and their love for food and wine.

Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt today ranks among the most prestigious and renowned Riesling Estates on the Moselle and indeed throughout the whole of Germany.

 Contains Sulphites

Region Germany - Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Grape Riesling

Producer Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt

Vintage 2012

Eco Warrior  0

Colour White

Dryness Medium Sweet

Body Light Medium Bodied

Food Aperitif/Smoked Fish/Asian Food/Chicken

Drink Drink or keep

Price: 24.70

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