August Kesseler Silvaner Riesling 2009

Riesling from Rheingau, Germany

Price: $19.00 $6.99
Save $12.01 (63%)
Item No. 119931
  • 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.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

A blend of western Rheingau with a long tradition. The balanced blend of Silvaner Riesling is refreshing, delightful and easy to drink. It displays beautiful flavors of melons, apples, lime and peaches. The wine is juicy on the palate with notes of apple skins and mineral salts.

Asparagus dishes pair especially well, as do salads and fish dishes.

Critical Acclaim

"The Kessler 2009 Silvaner-Riesling displays luscious apricot and pineapple tinged with oregano, lemon grass, and salt, and seemingly underlain by wet stone. There is a striking sense of transparency to mineral underpinnings as well as of lift to the long juicy finish that is further accented by bitter hints of melon rind."
90 Points

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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 Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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