Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Riesling Auslese 'Josephshofer Monopol' - $37.99

Wine Details

Vintage: 2001
Price: $37.99
Producer: Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt
Region: Josephshöfer
Varietal: Riesling Auslese
Container Size: 750 ML
Flavors:
  • White Wine
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Product Description

  • Juicy-yellow fruit inspires all senses, above all the scent of honey from perfect botrytis grapes, complemented by a touch of lemon Melissa. Firm and compact in taste with fine-fruity fullness that captures tongue and palate. Fruity sweetness in perfect harmony with splendid acidity and minerality; "unending" in leaving the senses, enormous potential.
  • For years, Annegret and Gerhard Gartner have created a nearly perfect harmony between their personal and professional lives – something only a few married couples succeed in doing. Not only are they inseparable from one another, but also from their work. It comes as no surprise – nearly everything revolves around food and wine.

Food Pairings

Category Pairing
Cheese Blue Cheese
Red Meat Pork, Pate or Liver, Red Meat Cajun Style, Liver
Pasta & Grains Spaetzle or Dumplings
Poultry & Eggs Roast Turkey, Spicy Chicken Dishes
Vegetables Asparagus, Avocado, Cabbage, Cauliflower
Fruits & Nuts Cherries
Vegetables Chile Peppers, Jalapeno and other hot peppers
Fish or Shellfish Shellfish (scallops, clams, crab, lobster, shrimp, etc...), Smoked Salmon
Desserts Apple Strudel, Caramel, Cheesecake
Sauces White Wine Sauce, Spicy Sauce, Soy Sauce
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Wine Terms

Name Value
Auslese (Ouse lay she)—The German word for for "selection," used in the wine trade to describe specially selected, perfectly ripened bunches of grapes that are hand-picked and then pressed separately from other grapes. It is also one of the six subcategories of QmP.
Germany The northernmost wine-producing country in Europe, Germany’s cool climates are mostly suitable for white grapes. The best vineyards are situated along rivers such as the Rhine and the Mosel, which temper the extremes of weather and help the grapes ripen. German wines are named after the places they come from, usually a combination of a village name, a vineyard name, and a grape name. German law makes no distinctions of quality between vineyards. As a result, many wines are mass-produced. Look for the classification QbA or QmP to assure that the grower is reputable. The finest wines are given a Prädikat, which is an indication of the ripeness of the grapes at harvest. There are six levels of Prädikat; in order from the least ripe to the ripest they are Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese (BA) Eiswein, and Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA). At the three highest levels, the amount of sugar in the grapes is so high that the wines are inevitably sweet, but since Prädikat is an indication of the amount of sugar in the grape at harvest (and not in the wine) the lower levels of Prädikat offer no direct hint about the wine’s sweetness.
Mosel-Saar-Ruwer (MOH zel zar ROO ver)—This dramatically beautiful region of western Germany produces exceptional white wines from the Riesling grape. Among the lightest in Germany, these wines usually contain less than 10% alcohol and they are generally delicate, fresh, and bursting with flavor. With its flowery tastes and aromas, Mosel Riesling is a great wine to drink in the spring. Look for the words “Erzeugerabfüllung” or Gutsabfüllung,” which indicate that the wine was estate bottled and not mass-produced.
Riesling (REESE ling)—a grape that comes mostly from the Mosel and Rheingau regions of Germany (where it is a noble variety), the Finger Lakes region of New York, and Alsace region of France, and Austria. Although often thought of as “sweet,” many Rieslings are quite dry. The word trocken on German bottles indicates dryness. The trademarks of Riesling are high acidity, low to medium alcohol levels, and aromas and flavors that range from fruity and flowery to mineral. Also called Johannesburg Riesling or White Riesling.

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