Dry white wine Kallstadter Saumagen Riesling Spätlese trocken, Koehler-Ruprecht, 2017
- Brands Koehler-Ruprecht
The wine has light lemon color.
Keller-Ruprecht is one of the oldest and most prominent wineries in the Pfalz. For many years it was managed by the legendary Bernd Filippi, and since 2011 it has been ruled by Dominique Sona. He and his partner Franciska Schmitt have great respect for the traditional style of this wonderful centuries-old winery and are working hard to create truly outstanding wines. Koehler-Ruprecht is known primarily for its rich, mineral Rieslings. All wines undergo spontaneous fermentation on their own yeast and are aged in large neutral containers. There is no practice of external interference in the process of making wine, such as whispering, adding enzymes, and any other manipulations. The result is extremely old-school – in the good sense of the word – wines that get the highest marks in the rankings of Robert Parker and the like. Koehler-Ruprecht wines are labeled as R and RR. In Germany, R refers to incredibly scarce, rare wines that are produced in extremely small quantities and are aged for a long time, like Barolo Riserva or Rioja Reserva. RR is an even higher quality wine with much smaller batches.
Drink with pork, spicy dishes, seafood, sausages.
Nose with hints of smoke, citrus and tropical fruits.
Medium acidity, taste of citrus fruits, graphite, tomato leaves, very pleasant minerality and a little pepper.
- Up to five selective pickings by hand - Grapes are crushed and then macerated between 12-24 hours - Spontaneous fermentation - Aging in traditional oval-shaped oak or chestnut barrels ranging from 300 to 1600 liters - Up to 11 months on the lees - Filtration and bottling just before harvest - Compared to Kabinett and Auslese trocken the most elegant wine by taste