Riesling 2016

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Riesling 2016

Region: Germany / Mosel
Grapes: 100% Riesling

These Riesling grapes were discovered by a husband and wife team in the famed Mosel Valley in Germany. Steep vineyard sites in Trittenheim and Piesport feature fine, mineral-rich slate soil and optimal exposure to sun and wind, giving the wine its distinctive, classic and world-renowned flavors. The vineyards are 100% hand-harvested to ensure top-quality grape selection. Traditional wine-making methods are observed, with individual wine-pressing techniques passed down through generations. Vinification takes place in stainless steel and oak casks over 4-6 weeks, followed by aging in tank and oak casks for 3-8 months.

91 Points

New York International Wine Competition

2016 vintage
91 Points

Critics Challenge Competition

2016 vintage
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harvest note

The vintage started our normally with bud break arriving on time. Rainfall at high levels in the early summer created some stress on the vines, and troubled vintners due to disease. Late frost and hail followed to create even more nervousness about the vintage. Thankfully the weather improved in mid-summer, allowing for a good harvest. Quality was good, though the wines showed lower in alcohol and higher in acidity.

tasting note

Off-dry with crisp acidity and vibrant fruit, featuring citrus, stone fruits and pineapple with a mineral-infused finish.

food pairing

A choice companion for meals the world over - sweet and spicy Asian, Indian, and of course German – and will also stand up on its own as an exceptional aperitif.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Riesling
PH: 3.10
ACIDITY: 7.5 g/l
ABV: 11.4%
AGING: Stainless steel and oak casks (no new oak)

points of distinction

  • A distinctive, classic Riesling made from hand-harvested grapes grown in choice Mosel sites from vines on fine, mineral-rich slate soil
  • Off-dry with a fine balance between light sweetness and crisp acidity
  • Ideal with difficult-to-pair foods, including sweet and spicy fare
  • Lower Carbon Footprint: Lightweight glass and local sustainable printer
  • Screw cap closure is practical and environmentally friendly, without compromising the quality of the wine
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