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"Totally desirable & delicious" Cameron Douglas

As strong, full-bodied wine, elegant, ripe & very expressive

Delicious with white fish dishes like grilled Halibut & vegetables with a creamy white sauce

Kerpen Handpicked Mosel Riesling 2018 (Germany)

$21.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $23.99 $20.86
6 Btls, $131.94 6 Btls, $114.73



Awarded 95/100 Points Lighter Alcohol
Kerpen Handpicked Mosel Riesling 2018 (Germany)

Kerpen Handpicked Mosel Riesling 2018 (Germany)

The interplay of Moselle slate, south-southwest aspect, minerality and climate is unique, resulting in a wine with a fine play between fruit and acidity, a low alcohol content and a long life...
$21.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $23.99 $20.86
6 Btls, $131.94 6 Btls, $114.73

Accolades

Awarded 95/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, MS, Mar 2020

Description

  • Stone fruit
  • Medium-dry
  • Bright acidity
  • Lower alcohol

"A totally delicious wine on the nose and palate. Pristine and precise flavours of sweet green apple, grapefruit and lemon. White flowers and red apple, slate and wets tone mineral flavours. High acidity, silky texture, contrasting residual sweetness and a long precise finish. Well made, totally desirable and delicious. Drink now and through 2026" Cameron Douglas, MS, Mar 2020

A strong, full-bodied wine with a ripe acidity and expressiveness. A pleasant finish due to the lighter alcohol level, and a great thirst extinguisher on a hot summer day!

After the long winter, a fast vegetation start was unexpected. On average, March was colder than January and brought snow again. In April, however, summer began almost seamlessly. The warm weather and sufficient water provided a fast and relatively early budding. Thanks to the warm weather there was a very early flowering. Fortunately, this vineyard was spared from storms with heavy rain and hail. Due to the persistent dryness, the lack of water was the dominant topic for a long time. Due to the continuing warmth and dryness, noble rotten grapes were harvested with must weights up to 270°. The aroma of the grapes as well as the moderate acidity let the winemaker's expect full-bodied, fruity and harmonious Moselle wines.

After almost 250 years, and for eight generations, viticulture has run in the Kerpen family. Riesling is grown exclusively on around 8 hectares made up of several named vineyards: Graacher Himmelreich, Graacher Domprobst, Bernkasteler Bratenhöfchen and Wehlener Sonnenuhr. The interplay of Moselle slate, south-southwest aspect, minerality and climate is unique. The result is wines with a fine play between fruit and acidity, a low alcohol content and a long life. After carefully selecting the grapes by hand, they are gently pressed. Then the must fermented in wooden barrels and matured to dry, fine-dry, fruit sweet or noble sweet wines.

 

 

 

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