2011 Bollig Lehnert Riesling "Piesporter Goldtropfchen Kabinett"
Winery: Bollig Lehnert
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Piesporter Goldtropfchen Kabinett"
Wine Category: Riesling
Grape blend: 100% Riesling
Region: Mosel Saar Ruwer
State or country: Germany
Cases produced: 220
KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: August 13, 2012
Wine Review: This straw colored Kabinett finished in first place in our first blind flight of Rieslings at this level. It opens with a mild Anjou pear bouquet with a hint of barley. On the palate, this wine is light bodied and really nicely balanced between its acidity and fruit. The flavor profile is a gentle mineral infused light lemon with a hint of green tea, Fuji apple, and grapefruit. The finish is on the dry side and friendly. The panel suggested pairing this really good Riesling with grilled red snapper served with butternut squash ravioli. It is a great deal at $18, but may be hard to find with only 220 cases made. Call your favorite retailer quickly before it disappears. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: Goldtropfchen is one of the best-known individual vineyards (Einzellagen) in the Mosel region of Germany. It is located in the district (Grosslage) of Michelsberg, in, as the name implies, the town of Piesport. This vineyard consists of steep, slate slopes arranged in a dramatic amphitheater-like shape for ideal exposure. The excellent Rieslings are typically sun-warmed and ripe, with pronounced slate minerality and balancing acidity.
Organic status: not organic
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