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.
However, the microclimate on these slopes in the Ruwer is slightly cooler than on the Moselle, as the forest at the top of the hill has been cleared and, as a result, the ripening of the grapes is slower. This fact adds to the wine some exciting aromas (eg tones of black currant) and an intensity that is completely its own.
Kaseler Nies´chen Riesling 2006 has a nice,light and golden color. It has a straight and floral scent with a touch of nectar and hints of pineapple, pears and grass. The taste is dry, fresh and crisp with great elegance and a softness, which makes the wine very charming and harmonious.
At the same time, you will find mineral and almost spicy tones in the aftertaste, something that gives the wine a good bang in the end. 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. Serve chilled but not ice cold.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.