Kunstler Riesling Hochheim Kirschenstuck GG, Rheingau Germany 2016

Kunstler is one of the most prominent names in Germany producing high quality, most elegant Rieslings in Rheingau. Their Kirschenstuck Grosses Gewachs (means Grand Cru) vineyard produces richer and rounder but less salty Rieslings. The wine is rich and full-bodied with firm structure and lovely dense flavors of peach and flowers are complemented by exotic to tropical notes. One of the finest examples of great German Rieslings. 

Drink now - 2030

P.s Grosses Gewachs (Große Gewächse) is the highest appellation for dry Rieslings in Germany, the equivalent of the Grand Cru of Bordeaux. These wines come from the best vineyards and best grapes of the oldest vines in the region.

Wine Type White Producer Weingut Kunstler Appellation Hochheim Kirchenstuck GG Region Rheingau Style Green and flinty Grape Riesling Country Germany Vintage 2016 Alcohol Content 13% Allergens Contains Sulfites Content 0,75 liter

(€42,67 / liter)

 


AWARDS AND REVIEWS

#56 in James Suckling's Top 100 Wines of 2017
98 points, James Suckling
Stand back and hold on to your hat! This wine already has a great Yamanashi white peach and shiso leaf nose, but that doesn't prepare you for the electric interplay of fruit and mineral acidity on the palate. All this excitement is packed into sleek silhouette, and just when you think you've got a handle on it the finish comes back to haunt you. Best through 2050.
18/20 Weinwisser
High-class, spicy bouquet with white peach, apricot and wonderful herbal notes, which is already in the scent, also slightly earthy, resonates on the palate again with a very nuanced, beautiful balance of fruit and spice, very balanced, again rather feminine in comparison to hell, but gripping in the acid, large layer expression.”