Riesling Grand Cru Kessler

Riesling Grand Cru Kessler

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Product Description

Appellation AOC Alsace Grand Cru
Color White
Grape Varieties Riesling
Vintage 2011
Bottle Size (Cl) 75 Cl
Vinification Whole grape pressing, static racking. Fermentation in thermocontrolled tuns for 1 to 4 months. Ageing on fine lees for 8 months.
Type Dry
Service Temp 10-12°C
Ideally Consuming Period Ready to drink
Food & Wine Pairing Salmon, Vietnamese Salad with light sauce, Stewed chicken with herbs. Ginger flavoured lobster casserole, soft cheeses and washed rind cheeses such as the Epoisses.

The robe is golden yellow with clear reflections, of great intensity. The disk is bright, limpid and transparent. The wine shows a slight growth. The nose is frank and pleasant with a good intensity. Complex, one perceives dominant over ripened smells of fruits, honey, beeswax and balsamic. Airing remains « atypical ». One smells, although very lightly, fine fruity and citrus notes reminiscent of the riesling. The nose is original and atypical. The range of fragrances is more earthy. The onset in the mouth is rich and soft. The alcohol support is full-bodied. The wine evolves on a frank, incisive medium, which cools well on maturity. The range of aromas turns around honey, milk toffee, candied citrus, lemon, basamic, sweet spices as well as a fine lactic touch. The finish has a good length, 7-8 caudalies, and is subtly vivacious. The balance of this wine is soft and well-built. With an « atypical » opening, the onset in the mouth shows the profile of an over-mature riesling.