August Kesseler Pinot Noir/Spatburgunder 2008

Pinot Noir from Rheingau, Germany

Price: $19.99
Item No. 122656
  • RP90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Winemaker's Notes

A fine nose of cherries, red currant fruit and spices. Elegant but well structured on the palate with a creamy texture and a long, crisp finish. A beautiful example of red wine fruit from the Old World with the sort of refinement only Pinot Noir can deliver.

Goat cheese will pair wonderfully with this wine.

Critical Acclaim

"Fresh blackberry, red currant, kirsch, soy, pistachio paste, and marzipan lend Kesselers 2008 Pinot N Spatburgunder a combination of almost confectionary sweetness, saline savor, and sheer refreshment such as, among reds, only Pinot Noir can deliver, and that nevertheless engenders no sense of disharmony. Chewy fruit skin and piquant fruit pit notes add to the sense of invigoration; marrow-like meatiness lends an aura of mystery; while generous glycerin adds to the richness and textural allure displayed by this astonishing value that should continue to shine."
90 Points

Learn About August Kesseler

Situated in the Assmannshausen in the Rheingau region, the wine estate of August Kesseler consists of vineyard sites in Lorch (for Riesling and Silvaner wines), on the slopes of the hills around Rudesheim and in the area called Assmanshäuser Höllenberg. August Kesseler took over the estate from his parents in 1977 as a young man, and has qualitatively expanded the best area under...

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Learn About Rheingau

(RINE-gow) The steep, south-facing slopes overlooking the Rhine river are some of the most enviable in Germany. The region's wines are based almost completely on Riesling and all picking is done by hand. A bit further south than the Mosel, Rheingau grapes get some stronger sun, which is evident by the richer wines produced. Notable Facts Rheingau wines will be found in brown,...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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