2020 August Kesseler Kabinett – Riesling (750ML)
ORIGIN | Germany
VARIETAL | 100% Riesling
WINEMAKER NOTES | When August Kesseler took over his parents’ establishment, which was founded in 1924, he was only 19 years old. Traditionally, mostly bulk wine was produced and the vineyard area was just over six acres. Today, under August’s guidance, the estate has become one of the flagship producers of the Rheingau area and has also acquired an impressive international reputation. The estate spans 80 acres of vineyards located in some of the best Rheingau sites, such as Assmannshäuser, Höllenberg, Rüdesheim Berg, Schlossberg, Lorchhäuser, Seligmacher, Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen, and many more. They produce 60% Riesling and 40% Pinot Noir and are a member of the VDP and the German Barrique-Forum.
Max Himstedt, who joined the team in 1989, is the estate’s head winemaker, who has been pushing forward the production of world-class wines. Simon Batarseh, an ambitious oenologist, has been with the winery since 1993 and is August’s right-hand-man, working on both blending, sales, and exports. Together, August, Max, and Simon will continue to ensure quality wines are produced at the highest level.
TASTING NOTES | This everyday sipping wine is fruity, mineral, and well-balanced. Typical flavors of ripe fruits, aromatic apples, and peaches. Well-structured and delightful as well. In the mouth, the interaction of mouth-watering fruits and minerals are positively shimmering – very delicate and refreshing on the palate.
CRITICAL ACCLAIM |JSJames Suckling: Together with the bracing acidity, the lilac, redcurrant and citrus-zest character give this almost dry riesling wonderful vitality and a very expressive personality. Razor-sharp finish. Drink or hold.