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The Rise of Lothar-Kettern Riesling
Piesport is one of the most auspicious wine towns on the Mosel that has been famous for its fruits since Roman times. Indeed, its best vineyard, the grand cru, Goldtröpfchen appropriately means, “little drop of gold,” reflecting the lush, minerally wines that are concentrated yet float on the palate.
Philip Kettern is a young talented winemaker quickly turning heads with both his dry and fruity wines. He focuses on low yielding older vines on steep slopes doing everything by hand. In the winery, he spontaneous yeasts and provides a long elevage for longevity and complexity. Philip is one of the last to bottle on the Mosel and it is a wondrous delight to see his wines evolve in the glass and in the bottle.
The symbol on the label is from a large stone carving, probably several hundred years old, that was recently found in the vineyard: the cross for faith in the renaissance of Riesling, the heart for the labor of love working the steep vineyards and the anchor for hope the hard work will bear fruit.
These wines are an Acker exclusive in the US!
In-store tasting tomorrow Wednesday December 12, 5:30-7:30pm or try a mixed six-pack of two bottles of each wine for $120!
2011 Kettern Riesling Dry
Fresh orchard fruits and lemon nose with a hint of fine white pepper. Elegant and smooth palate, luxurious mouth-feel with delectable golden raspberry, finishes long and quite dry with integrated acidity.
$17.99 per bottle
2011 Goldtröpfchen GC Dry
Pure lemons, smoky, ginger and sponti nose with hints of white pepper, nutmeg and clove. This “über trocken” wine is statuesque and is as impressively built as a young fashion model, showing great finesse with precise, sleek entry. Very complex, fine, and velvety with deceptive power and superb length. This impeccable grand cru will cellar magnificently.
$34.99 per bottle
2011 Goldtröpfchen Kabinett
Mandarin and white grapefruit in the nose, medium-sweet attack balanced by good acidity and firm mouth feel for a refreshing finish. Wild grasses breeze over the nose with perfectly ripe quince in this precise and perfect Kabinett.
$19.99 per bottle
You may email Marc or call 212-787-1700 to place your order.
Please allow two to three days for processing.
Please Reference Offer Code EM-12-12-11Kettern11
All prices are net.
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