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The Society's 150th Anniversary Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Spätlese 2018

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Von Kesselstatt in Germany’s Mosel have been a constant companion for The Wine Society for many years and are rightly adding to our 150th celebrations with this gorgeous riesling. There is no lack of great vineyard sites along the Mosel but somehow the Göldtropfchen encapsulates what is best, especially in a great vintage like 2018 when riesling could ripen slowly into the autumn. The result has everything: a steely taut frame, delightful floral aromas, rich peachy fruit, lovely, balanced sweetness and a long, tingling finish. Drinking just beautifully now, and will continue to develop for the next six years at least. For more on the story of this wine, please scroll down.
Price: £23.00 Bottle
Price: £276.00 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: GE15201

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 5 - Medium sweet
  • Riesling
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2030
  • 8% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, natural

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The von Kesselstatt estate, dating back to 1349, owns the finest spectrum of sites in the Mosel, Saar and Ruwer valleys. In 1978 the Reh family acquired the estate from the Reichsgrafen (imperial counts) of Kesselstatt. Annagret Reh-Gartner, a great and true friend of the Society who died in October 2016, was at the helm of the business, supported by her husband Gerhard, and was a welcome and regular presence at Society tastings.

The baroque-style Palais Kesselstatt in Trier’s old town houses a restaurant and wine bar where visiting members can enjoy the wines of von Kesselstatt. In summer, the terrace provides the ideal setting for appreciating both the wines and the historical surroundings of Trier itself.

Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt

The von Kesselstatt estate, dating back to 1349, owns the finest spectrum of sites in the Mosel, Saar and Ruwer valleys. In 1978 the Reh family acquired the estate from the Reichsgrafen (imperial counts) of Kesselstatt. Annagret Reh-Gartner, a great and true friend of the Society who died in October 2016, was at the helm of the business, supported by her husband Gerhard, and was a welcome and regular presence at Society tastings. Since taking over the couple particularly concentrated efforts on lowering yields and improving quality to great effect.

The 36 hectares of estate-owned vineyards are planted exclusively with riesling on steep, stony soils where the warmth is maintained in the marginal German climate. Leading holdings include Scharzhofberger in the Saar, Kaseler Nies’chen in the Ruwer and Josephshöfer and Piesporter Goldtröpfchen in the Mosel. These are wines characterised by clean, ripe fruit, impressive balance of acidity and minimal intervention in the winemaking process. Fittingly, the wines are fermented with natural yeasts adding to their individuality and fragrance and kept on lees for extended ageing. The ever popular Society’s Saar Riesling is also made by von Kesselstatt from grapes grown on the Scharzhofberger and Wiltinger Braunfels sites.

The baroque-style Palais Kesselstatt in Trier’s old town houses a restaurant and wine bar where visiting members can enjoy the wines of von Kesselstatt. In summer, the terrace provides the ideal setting for...
The von Kesselstatt estate, dating back to 1349, owns the finest spectrum of sites in the Mosel, Saar and Ruwer valleys. In 1978 the Reh family acquired the estate from the Reichsgrafen (imperial counts) of Kesselstatt. Annagret Reh-Gartner, a great and true friend of the Society who died in October 2016, was at the helm of the business, supported by her husband Gerhard, and was a welcome and regular presence at Society tastings. Since taking over the couple particularly concentrated efforts on lowering yields and improving quality to great effect.

The 36 hectares of estate-owned vineyards are planted exclusively with riesling on steep, stony soils where the warmth is maintained in the marginal German climate. Leading holdings include Scharzhofberger in the Saar, Kaseler Nies’chen in the Ruwer and Josephshöfer and Piesporter Goldtröpfchen in the Mosel. These are wines characterised by clean, ripe fruit, impressive balance of acidity and minimal intervention in the winemaking process. Fittingly, the wines are fermented with natural yeasts adding to their individuality and fragrance and kept on lees for extended ageing. The ever popular Society’s Saar Riesling is also made by von Kesselstatt from grapes grown on the Scharzhofberger and Wiltinger Braunfels sites.

The baroque-style Palais Kesselstatt in Trier’s old town houses a restaurant and wine bar where visiting members can enjoy the wines of von Kesselstatt. In summer, the terrace provides the ideal setting for appreciating both the wines and the historical surroundings of Trier itself.
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MoneyWeek.com

My headline wine comes from Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt and is a stunner… It weighs in at a tiny 8% alcohol and is one of the most celestial Rieslings I have tasted in years.

Matthew Jukes

JancisRobinson.com

Classic example of Spätlese from a fine vintage with some useful bottle age. Intense and with some tropical hints on the nose. Vibrant acidity. A spot-on balance between fruit ripeness, natural sweetness...
Classic example of Spätlese from a fine vintage with some useful bottle age. Intense and with some tropical hints on the nose. Vibrant acidity. A spot-on balance between fruit ripeness, natural sweetness on the finish and mineral notes.
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Andy Howard MW

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