GKF-249

Munsterer Rheinberg Riesling Kabinett, Kruger-Rumpf

The Rheinberg kabinett comes entirely from the quartz dominated higher sections of the Rheinberg hill, facing south east. Vines are around 25 years old with much of the vineyard planted in the 1990s. Harvested in the beginning of October at 70 hectoliters per hectare, the vines in Rheinberg were framed without chemical fertilizers or herbicides. Grapes are harvested, crushed directly and fermented half in Hösch stuckfass and half in stainless steel. Fermentation is natural with no added cultured yeast. The wine is racked into stainless steel and cooled to stop fermentation, in late April, and bottled in the beginning of May.

Total Acidity – 8.9 grams per Liter

Residual Sugar – 38 grams per Liter

Alcohol by Volume – 9%

Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Germany
Region:
Nahe
Appellation:
Nahe
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Terry Theise
UPC:
4024831731175

Tasting Notes

An orgy of apples along with their skins, animated and contrapuntal, cox-orange flesh against granny smith skins; solid acid driven finish, and beautifully balanced; soulful texture from cask aging. A leap not forward but down, into truth and foundation. This isn’t a “little” Kabinett anymore. — Terry Theise

POS Resources

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
91
Date:
2018-03-01