2013 August Kesseler Pinot 'N' Spätburgunder Trocken
Scores: CT:86 AVG: 86
Winemaker, August Kesseler is one of the world's best and his wines are amongst the best in Germany (and beyond). His Pinot Noir vines are planted on the heat-retaining, porous slate soils of the Assmannshauser Hollenberg vineyard where the grapes attain fabulous concentration. Fastidious hand-harvesting ensures that only the very best fruit is selected. It is then pressed before being aged in barriques for just over a year. The final wine has a strong mineral quality with succulent red summer berry fruits and a fine backbone of acidity.