Kesselstatt owns a total of 4.4 ha. of the field Kaseler Nies´chen and has since 1889 owned the historic monastery of the place: Skt. Irminen. Incidentally, the name Nies’chen goes back to one of the nuns of the monastery, who was named Angela, but was called ‘Nies’chen’. the well-drained slate-containing dark blue soil helps to place the field among one of Kesselstatt’s most distinguished possessions.
There is a very warm microclimate here. The slope foot has a high water retention capacity, due to a very high fine soil content. In the upper part of the location it is very stony, so water is stored there less well.
If the upper section remains exposed to the wind, the lower section is protected from the wind. The elegant wines are characterised by a cool spicy expressive minerality. The village of Kasel is close to the Kaseler Nies’chen lage. From here you can see the Ruwer and the forested ridges opposite.
Blue slate | South to Southwest | 15-70% | 170-240m above sea level
VDP classified location.
Kaseler Nies´chen Riesling 2006 has a beautiful golden colour. It has a straight and floral scent with a touch of nectar and hints of pineapple, pears and grass. The taste is off-dry yet still fresh and crisp with great elegance and a softness, which makes the wine very charming and harmonious.
At the same time, because of age you will find smoky mineral and spicy tones, something that gives the wine a good bang especially towards the finish. The wine can be enjoyed for itself, but is like born for gastronomy.
It will be an excellent companion to most seafood dishes as well as to sushi, cheesy scalloped potatoes and ham, marinated pork chops grilled to perfection and topped with a spicy salsa starring pineapple, mango, and apple sauce, seared sea scallops are served with a papaya sauce featuring red bell pepper, jalapeño, red onion, fresh lime juice, and cilantro, aged goats cheese with crackers, spicy noodles with bean curd or pork tenderloin cooked on the stovetop and covered with crisp apples in a wine sauce!
Serve chilled but not ice cold. 9.5% abv
Retailing around £49 we’re offering this as a bargain price of £22.75. Don’t miss this chance to try an older riesling!