Von Kesselstatt Piesporter Goldtropfchen Spatlese 2012 Front Label
Von Kesselstatt Piesporter Goldtropfchen Spatlese 2012 Front Label

Von Kesselstatt Piesporter Goldtropfchen Spatlese 2012

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Winemaker Notes

Right up front, there's a wide range of yellow fruit on the nose. This wine is unbelievably expressive on the palate with aromas, such as pineapple, mirabelle plum, red currant, and quince. Its harmoniously integrated acidity and mineral tones make for a taut finish.

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Profoundly rich and complex, with concentrated flavors of ripe apple, dried apricot, pear and spice that are lush yet refined. Offers vibrant minerality, with plenty of dried apricot and jellied citrus flavors that lengthen out on the luxuriant finish. Drink now through 2045.
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Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt, Germany
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With a history that spans more than 650 years (1349-1999), Weingut Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt is one of the most traditional estates in the Mosel region. The von Kesselstatt dynasty immigrated to the electorate of Trier in the 14th century. The first documented mention of a vineyard purchase dates from 1349.
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Following the Mosel River as it slithers and weaves dramatically through the Eifel Mountains in Germany’s far west, the Mosel wine region is considered by many as the source of the world’s finest and longest-lived Rieslings.

Mosel’s unique and unsurpassed combination of geography, geology and climate all combine together to make this true. Many of the Mosel’s best vineyard sites are on the steep south or southwest facing slopes, where vines receive up to ten times more sunlight, a very desirable condition in this cold climate region. Given how many twists and turns the Mosel River makes, it is not had to find a vineyard with this exposure. In fact, the Mosel’s breathtakingly steep slopes of rocky, slate-based soils straddle the riverbanks along its entire length. These rocky slate soils, as well as the river, retain and reflect heat back to the vineyards, a phenomenon that aids in the complete ripening of its grapes.

Riesling is by far the most important and prestigious grape of the Mosel, grown on approximately 60% of the region’s vineyard land—typically on the desirable sites that provide the best combination of sunlight, soil type and altitude. The best Mosel Rieslings—dry or sweet—express marked acidity, low alcohol, great purity and intensity with aromas and flavors of wet slate, citrus and stone fruit. With age, the wine’s color will become more golden and pleasing aromas of honey, dried apricot and sometimes petrol develop.

Other varieties planted in the Mosel include Müller-Thurgau, Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) and Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), all performing quite well here.

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