Bright, crisp notes of apricot and wet slate are vibrant and refreshing. Pleasantly off-dry, this is the perfect choice for spicy Asian cuisine…or with soft cheeses.
In the glass, a medium golden colour with an emerald hue. Lively and energetic on the nose with zesty citrus notes and a cool maritime breeze suggesting sea minerals. On the palate, complex and layered hints of lemongrass, beeswax, lime preserve and raw acacia honey combine for a wine of substantial depth and structure. Enjoy its youthful electricity now or cellar for up to a decade for even more substance and richness.
“The 2014 Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett displays a very pure and flinty bouquet with lovely fruit aromas. Light-bodied on the palate, this is a light and round, stimulatingly juicy Riesling of great purity, elegance and finesse. The finish is stimulatingly salty. Very light 8% alcohol and almost 70 grams of unconverted sugar. This is perfectly balanced and round, but pretty sweet.” RP
No wine town on the Mosel, Saar or Ruwer is like the other. This uniqueness is also found in our Kabinetts. These are local Riesling wines that express in a nuanced way the character of the local layers – from the soil to the microclimate. This is possible through loving, conscientious manual work. The Episcopal wineries Trier rely on a selective harvest, a particularly gentle grape processing and an extensive maturation – our Kabinetts are on the fine yeast until the spring of the year following the harvest. The result is harmonious, elegant Riesling, in which the respective wine is reflected finesse.
Brickyard is made by Redstone, owned by Morey Tawse. It’s a medium sweet style that is carried nicely by firm acidity. Expect aromas of ripe MacIntosh apple, white flowers and lemon that carry well on the palate. The fine lemony acidity of the 2014 vintage sears through nicely on the finish, and the length extends to very good length. Chill it well; fine for Japanese cuisine; pork roasts. Tasted December 2015. Value rating +++ Score – 88. (David Lawrason, winealign.com, Dec. 17, 2015)
The sloping vineyards of the Leistenberg are characterised predominantly by clay slate soils. This dry, blackish-grey slate is perfect for producing superbly elegant wines. The characterful dry Riesling wines from these soils are therefore named after this ancient rock. Tonschiefer translates as clay slate. Fermented and matured in stainless steel vats and large oak barrels. Full-bodied, mineral Riesling wine with a fruit nose of great finesse and classic acidity.
Our style of Riesling is not bone dry, yet the one percent residual sugar is balanced by relatively high acidity, creating the impression of a wine that finishes on the dry side.
Riesling is one of the world’s great and sometimes surprising wines in that is enjoyable in its youth and can stand the test of time. It is also adaptable to a wide variety of cuisine and may be enjoyed as an aperitif as well as being a partner to a main course.
Situated on the eastern slope looking down on Penticton this vineyard has two distinct blocks of Riesling. This wine hails primarily from the highest elevation block on an extremely steep slope of gravel and clay layered over fractured bedrock and rotten granite. Owners Wilbert and Joka Borren put tremendous care into establishing this special block and this wine shows the great potential.
Ripe pineapple, mango and dried apple open up to caramelized brown sugar and pie apple in a richly textured, off-dry finish
Expertly crafted, this stunning Icewine is a study in elegance, with notes of candied citrus fruit, poached pear, ripe peach, honey and spice balanced by refreshing acidity. Charming with a plate of artisanal cheeses or freshly baked apple pie.
Expresses a pale straw in the glass with a slight green tinge. Opens with powerful floral aromatics of rose water, citrus blossom, pear and lime. A wine of immense drive and purity. Tightly wound within clean, straight acidity. Exhibits pure lime fruit with a long citrusy finish. One with an eye to the future. A magnificent benchmark dry Riesling to be enjoyed now or with careful cellaring for the next ten years.
The 33.5 acre estate produces about 13,000 cases annually. The wines are feather-light, never over-extracted, low in alcohol, transparent as glass, and petrolly as hell in those first 15 years or so; after that, they really get going. Prüm is not tiny, they’re not a thousand years old, and they’re not doctrinaire about vinification; they are simply the quintessential Mosel estate and the benchmark for all German wine. Amen.
Graacher Himmelreich: very deep soils (great water maintenance); weathered Devon slate with higher clay content and pockets of blue slate. Wines are usually approachable sooner than Sonnenuhr.
This little jewel of a Kabinett immediately captures one’s attention as elegant scents of white flowers, herbs, smoke and cassis emerge from the glass. The wine is beautifully elegant and fresh as mint, herbs, white flowers and more fruits hit the palate. The wine remains stunningly precise right into the incredibly long, clean and juicy finish. The sense of focus which runs through the whole wine is simply mind-boggling as it adds intensity and precision to already airy flavors. What an absolute beauty made in a true Kabinett style! 2025-2040+