Schloss Vollrads Riesling Kabinett, Rheingau, Germany, 2016
Overview of the Wine
Schloss Vollrads can look back on centuries of wine-making tradition. According to an ancient deed, the Knights of Greiffenclau sold their wines to the convent of St. Victor in Mainz as long ago as 1211. Today, Schloss Vollrads combines 800 years of its tradition with the latest in wine-making engineering, environmental awareness in cultivation, and meticulous care of the wines. Some 126 acres of vineyards are solely devoted to the Riesling grape.
The distinctive quality of Schloss Vollrads wines is derived from the combination of well-thought out measures, not least the absolute consistency in continuing to grow Riesling grapes. Moreover, the stringency in limiting the harvest by pruning the vines, the careful tending of the vineyards working on the latest ecological know-how, the late selective hand-picking of the grapes, their pressing, the individual storage of the juices and the careful supervision of the maturing process of the wines are just some of the distinctive features involved.
Grape / Blend
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
This Riesling reflects the terroir of Schloss Vollrads' vineyards like no other; the wine presents a special minerality that is complemented by a wide range of aromas -- from fresh apple to white peach to quince.
Pairs well with trout, asparagus or tuna with ratatouille.
91 - Wine Enthusiast
Fleshy and plump compared to this producer's more mineral medium-sweet kabinett, this bottling is a glorious fountain of lusciously sweet yellow peach, apple and tangerine flavors. It's still zesty and spry in texture, with riveting pin points of acidity that linger on the finish.