August Kesseler<br />2017 Lorchhäuser Seligmacher Riesling GG <br>Germany

August Kesseler
2017 Lorchhäuser Seligmacher Riesling GG

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TYPE Dry - White
REGION Rheingau | Germany
GRAPES Riesling
APPELLATION Lorchhäuser | Seligmacher
95 points, Wine Enthusiast |
92 points, Wine Spectator |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
95 points, Wine Enthusiast
“Wet river rocks and steel extend into rose petal, white peach and honeysuckle in this effusive, complex dry Riesling. It’s full bodied yet silken and spry, elevated by tangy lime acidity and a pristine mineral edge. Lovely already but it will improve through 2030, and likely further.”

92 points, Wine Spectator
“A fruity style, with ample acidity and enough herbal, spice and mineral elements to keep this interesting and somewhat savory. Peach and nectarine flavors hold center stage, while the minerality imparts length and intensity to the finish. Very charming. Drink now through 2029.”
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.