August Kesseler<br />2016 Lorch Riesling<br>Germany

August Kesseler
2016 Lorch Riesling

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TYPE Dry - White
REGION Rheingau | Germany
GRAPES Riesling
92 points, Wine Spectator |
92 points, Wine Enthusiast |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
92 points, Wine Enthusiast
“Tantalizing aromas of rose petal, pink grapefruit and guava introduce this vibrantly fruity, floral Riesling. It’s light bodied and spry but gorgeously concentrated with lemon and grapefruit flavors. This is a thirst-quenching, widely appealing dry wine to enjoy now through 2026.”

92 points, Wine Spectator
“A beauty that benefited from extra aging, this is expressive and seductive now, with complex aromas of passion fruit, orchard blossom and mineral accenting the elegant profile and silky texture. Harmonious and refined, revealing a lingering aftertaste of citrus and saline mineral. Drink now through 2028. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.”

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.