August Kesseler<br />2016 Höllenberg Pinot Noir GG<br>Germany

August Kesseler
2016 Höllenberg Pinot Noir GG

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TYPE Dry - Red
REGION Rheingau | Germany
GRAPES Pinot Noir
APPELLATION Assmannshausen
Available Quantity: 6 in stock
92 points, Wine Spectator |
92 points, Wine Enthusiast |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
92 points, Wine Enthusiast
“Hints of violet, succulent black cherries and freshly dug beetroot perfume this complex, intensely concentrated Pinot Noir. It’s rich and voluptuously textured but balanced by crisp red-currant acidity and fine feathery tannins. Appealing now for its opulent fruit and heady spice, but time in the cellar should lend even more complexity and nuance.”

92 points, Wine Spectator
“A serious Pinot Noir, elegant yet intense, featuring currant and pomegranate flavors, accented by hints of iron and rooibos tea. Shows density and vibrancy, producing balance, though this could use another year or two in the cellar. Offers good grip on the lingering finish. Best from 2021 through 2031.”

About The Winery
When August Kesseler took over his parents' establishment, which was founded in 1924, he was only 19 years old. Traditionally, mostly bulk wine was produced and the vineyard area was just over six acres. Today, under August's guidance, the estate has become one of the flagship producers of the Rheingau area and has also acquired an impressive international reputation. The estate spans 80 acres of vineyards located in some of the best Rheingau sites, such as Assmannshäuser, Höllenberg, Rüdesheim Berg, Schlossberg, Lorchhäuser, Seligmacher, Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen, and many more. They produce 60% Riesling and 40% Pinot Noir and are a member of the VDP and the German Barrique-Forum.

Max Himstedt, who joined the team in 1989, is the estate's head winemaker, who has been pushing forward the production of world-class wines. Simon Batarseh, an ambitious oenologist, has been with the winery since 1993 and is August's right-hand-man, working on blending, sales, and exports. Together, August, Max, and Simon will continue to ensure quality wines are produced at the highest level.