August Kesseler<br />2017 Lorcher Schlossberg Riesling Alte Reben<br>Germany

August Kesseler
2017 Lorcher Schlossberg Riesling Alte Reben

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TYPE Dry - White
REGION Rheingau | Germany
GRAPES Riesling
APPELLATION Lorcher | Schlossberg
92 points, Wine Enthusiast |
91 points, Wine Spectator |
17 points, Jancis Robinson MW |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
92 points, Wine Enthusiast
“Whiffs of cut minerals and fresh white linen accentuate pristine white grapefruit on the nose and palate of this bristling Riesling. Semidry in style, it offers balanced, fruity sweetness edged by crisp acidity and a lean, mineral finish. Lovely now but it should gain depth and texture over the next decade.”

91 points, Wine Spectator
“This glistens, offering an array of freshly cut apple flavors, with hints of ripeness adding intensity. Delivers a solid frame, with notes of elderflower and lime zest to the Asian pear and green peach elements. Spicy finish. Best from 2022 through 2030.”

17 points, Jancis Robinson MW
“Less obvious aromatic range than their Seligmacher, but lovely citric fruit on the palate. The sweetness gives flesh and honey to the palate yet it still finishes dry, or very close to it.”

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.