Riesling Kabinett Trocken "Saumagen," Koehler-Ruprecht
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Riesling Kabinett Trocken "Saumagen," Koehler-Ruprecht - 2021

Item # 50225 750mL

This comes from the prized Saumagen vineyard from Koehler-Ruprecht's estate in the Pfalz. It has gone through a marvelous transition over the past two decades and has turned up being one of the top 5 estates of the region. Dry with brilliant acidity, this is Riesling to enjoy year round with sashimi, roasted pork or fried chicken.

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Koehler-Ruprecht follows their own path when it comes to making Riesling. In 2014 they left the VDP, the association that forms the rules of German winemaking. They use techniques that are uncommon among Riesling producers. This includes barrel fermentation, lees aging, and no stoppage of malolactic fermentation (apologies for geeking out). The results are richer, more opulent wines than many conventional Rieslings. This wine is made with fruit from their top parcel, Saumagen. The wine is dry and shows a myriad of fruit flavors: citrus, apples, and tropical fruits. A touch of almond kicks in mid-palate. The texture is soft and bears substantial weight. Keep this for a decade as it will improve with age. Serve now with a grilled Gruyere sandwich.

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