Zeltinger Schlossberg is the little sister of the well-known grand cru site Zeltinger Sonnenuhr. Behind the old village center of Zeltingen rises the steep slope "Zeltinger Schlossberg". On the exposed vineyards of blue Devonian slate, juicy wines full of character and minerality ripen.
The Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Kabinett is made from fruit picked at around 86° Oechsle and was fermented to fruity-styled levels of residual sugar (42 g/l). It has a quite restrained and smoky nose of anise, Conference pear, bergamot, rose, lime tree, dill, and eucalyptus. The wine proves superbly playful, finely juicy, and fruity on the palate. This rounder and richer side is nicely buffered off by more structure and intensity in the very long and smoky finish. The feel of residual sugar is already well integrated in the after-taste, which is already more off-dry than fully fruity as lime and grapefruit skin dominate.
Acidity 8.6 g/l
Residual sugar 42 g/l
perfect match to Asian cuisine, spicy food as well as BBQ.
"Crisp honeydew and lime notes are etched by hints of bee pollen and caramelized sugar in this delicately sweet Riesling. It's a juicy, thirst-quenching sip with bright acidity and a pleasant murmur of bitters on the finish. Drink now. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA
- Wine Enthusiast (April 2021), 88 pts
"Dusty mineral and pollen notes lend savory complexity to sunny tangerine and honey on the palate of this kabinett. It's not a deeply penetrating wine but delicate tangerine sweetness and zippy acidity feel vital and fresh. Drink now."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (December 1st 2017), 88 pts
The Gessinger family has been making wine in the Mosel since 1680. Current owner & winemaker is Albert Gessinger, with involvement from his daughter, Sarah. The family is originally from ...