Mosel: Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Josephshöfer GG Riesling 2018

The wine trade has banged on for years about what great value Germany represents but, seriously, where else can you find gorgeous, monopole 'Grosse Lage' wines with ageing potential for this price? This powerful Riesling has white peach aromas and a full-bodied texture with hints of spice and lychee. Try this wine, before the rest of the wine-drinking world wakes up to it.

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This south-facing, 4-hectare Grosse Lage (equivalent to 'Grand Cru') monopole with inclines of up to 60 degrees was purchased by the Kesselstatt estate from the Josephshöfer monastery in 1858. The monastery and its vineyards are mentioned in official documents dating back a millennium.

About this wine
StyleWhite Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionGermany, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
Grape Variety (Cépage)Riesling
Food & Wine MatchingChinese Food, Seafood
CellarageDrink 2022 to 2033.
VinificationHand-harvested grapes are pressed and entirely aged in a single 2,000 litre foudre. The wine is bottled two years after the harvest.
Alcohol By Volume (%)13

Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt

A 650 year-old, family-run estate based in Trier in the Mosel, with prime vine-holdings in the Mosel, Saar and Ruwer valleys. The estate farms 46 hectares in total, 12 hectares of which are scattered among the extraordinary but challenging slopes of the Mosel.

Skillfully managed from 1983 until her sad passing in 2016 by the quality-focused owner Annegret Reh-Gartner (herself married to a two-star Michelin chef, Gerhard Gartner), this is one of the leading wineries in Germany and accordingly it is a member of the prestigious VDP association.


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Mosel: Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Josephshöfer Trocken GG Riesling - Yapp Brothers One Minute Review

Tom Ashworth reviews the Josephshöfer GG 'Trocken' (dry) Riesling from Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt - a terrific value German wine from a 650 year old estate, grown in the heart of the Mosel valley. This Riesling will age very well, and partner well with poultry, fish or rich sauces. You can find this wine on the Yapp Brothers website here:

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