Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese 2013
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The vineyards are the estate's most valuable asset.
With 12 ha (30 acres) each in the Mosel, Saar, and Ruwer, the estate has a most extraordinary spectrum of top vineyards in all three valleys in the region.
Pairing: Perfectly harmonizing to Asian dishes with soy sauce, turkey with Thanksgiving stuffing and sweet potatoes, as well fine with mild cheese such as Cheddar and Gouda
The 2013 Riesling Spatlese Piesporter Goldtropfchen opens very clear and precise on the nose intermixing cool, slate aromas with grapefruit and white peach flavors. Intense and piquant on the palate, this is a surprisingly straight, pure, stimulating, piquant and salty Spätlese bottled with 7.5% alcohol and a rather moderate residual sugar of 67 grams per liter. The high acidity of 10.5 grams make this a long-distance runner.
Score: 93, Stephan Reinhardt, February 27, 2015
Shows a firm herbal essence to the mineral, green apple and green citrus flavors, with a creamy texture. Vibrant acidity powers this along, presenting a finish filled with notes of wild herb. Drink now through 2038. 1,650 cases made.
Score: 92, Kim Marcus, February 28, 2015
While the nose is demure, suggesting only a hint of muted apple and pear, the sweet-tart palate on this spry wine is full of yellow-cherry flavor. Bracing acidity wraps the finish up tight and brisk.
Score: 87, Anna Lee Iijima, April 1, 2015
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