At only 8% alcohol this bottle won’t last long, the Meierer Riesling Kabinett Kesten.
Sample submitted for review. The Meierer Riesling Kabinett Kesten has an SRP of $23 and is available for as low as $18. Ready to buy? Check your local retailers. Imported by Schafer-Reichart Selections.
Klaus’ Kesten wines come from three local vineyards: Herrenberg, Paulinsberg, and Paulinshofberg. The vineyards are planted on a 70% grade slope, thus all viticultural practices are tended to manually. When off-dry a small bit of botrytis will included, under 5%, and depending on the vintage Kabinett may see 0-20% noble rot.
Once harvested, the grapes receive quick pressing and short maceration, and fermentation is started spontaneously in stainless steel. Selected yeasts are used to finish fermentation before the wine is filtered and bottled.
The 2014 Meierer Riesling Kabinett Kesten begins with pleasing aromas of peach and tropical fruit along with quite a few herbal notes and a little bit of petrol. Taking a sip reveals this to be luscious, flavorful stuff. It doesn’t taste nearly as sweet as I was expecting, just downright delicious. Lots of zesty citrus, green apple and tropical fruit flavors are wrapped up in an excellent, lively mouthfeel. At only 8% alcohol this bottle won’t last long. The finish is long lasting in the mouth with a touch of sweetness lingering on your lips as well.
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