August Kesseler 'R' Riesling General Information
August Kesseler's Riesling comes from the famous Palatinate (Pfalz) region, Mittelhardt. Here Riesling finds optimal ripening conditions on red stone formation. The mild climate and a long vegetation period let's the fruit ripen perfectly. The vineyards are situated on slight slopes facing south that have an average age of 30 years. The vineyards are pruned and strictly selected.
After being gently pressed, the Riesling is fermented and vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel vessels of various sizes. During this process it is most important to preserve the terroir until bottling and blending by strictly keeping the different lots separate.
Wine Maker's Notes: Our everyday sip wine is fruity, mineral and well balanced. Typical flavours of ripe fruits, aromatic apples & peaches. Well-structured and delightful as well. In the mouth, the interaction of mouth-watering fruits and minerals are positively shimmering – very delicate and refreshing on the palate.
The 2015 Vintage
I had the pleasure of interviewing Simon Batarseh to gather his thoughts on the 2015 'R' Riesling. Simon works passionately in the cellar and vineyard, while also being responsible for international development of the vineyard. He works with tremendous passion in the cellar and the vineyard, and he is also responsible for fostering the international development of the vineyard.He works with tremendous passion in the cellar and the vineyard, and he is also responsible for fostering the international development of the vineyard.Si, an
"In this campaign we managed to pick very early absolutely valuable grapes in exceptional healthy conditions! It is our most valued wine all over the world because it simply fits to such a huge amount of people’s palette.
A perfect vintage as we got wines with a decent body, a great balance between sweetness and acidity – all that due to the great weather conditions during maturation period and harvest time which has been “a present from nature”! Very fruity and crisp wines.
The 'R' Riesling 2003 was rated by the Wine Spectator as the best valued Riesling in the world – the 2004 vintage got 90 points by Robert Parker and also the following vintages had great ratings. The name became a brand and the wine our most successful one in the world."
The Riesling 'R" is easy to drink if thirsty for wine. It is ideal with light fish, salads and poultry dishes. Serve chilled and enjoy!