Dry white wine Kallstadter Saumagen Riesling Auslese trocken, Koehler-Ruprecht, 2017
- Brands Koehler-Ruprecht
The wine has straw 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.
It tastes great with antipasti and grilled shrimp, as well as a variety of meat dishes.
The aroma is wax, honey, soft citrus, peach and cinnamon.
The taste is viscous, but with a pleasant acidity and hints of marmalade. The aftertaste is long and pleasant.
- Up to five selective manual grape harvests, mostly amber grapes - The grapes are squeezed and then left to macerate for 12 to 24 hours - Primary clarification by sedimentation - Spontaneous fermentation - Aging in traditional oval old Pfalts barrels made of oak or chestnut (from 300 l to 1600 l) - Up to 11 months on wild yeast - Filtering and bottling just before next year's harvest - Compared to dry Kabinett and Spätlese, this is the most difficult Saumagen Riesling