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Date Printed: 4/17/2015
August Kesseler Silvaner Riesling 2009
August Kesseler Silvaner Riesling 2009
(search item no. 119931)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2015: $6.99

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.

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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 Rüdesheim 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 vines to 18 hectares (44.48 acres). The manor house and cellar are situated directly on the slate outcrops of the “Assmanshäuser Höllenberg”.

Experience gained in winegrowing regions in the USA and France has taught August Kesseler the value in placing great importance on quality – improv­ing measures in the vineyard and in the cellar, which restore the characteristic flavor to the Assman­shäuser Spätburgun­der – a flavor which once made it world-famous – and which give the Riesling from the Rüdesheimer Berg a good balance between the typical acidity and the natural residual sugar.