Diel 2016 Goldloch Riesling Kabinett, Nahe, Germany
Diel 2016 Goldloch Riesling Kabinett, Nahe, Germany

Diel 2016 Goldloch Riesling Kabinett, Nahe, Germany

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Gorgeous aromas of apricots, peaches, baked apples, orange marmalade and minerals, this generous Riesling has a fuller body than one expects from a Kabinett. Sweet fruit is balanced by its impressive minerality, fresh acidity and long, satisfying finish. 

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Gorgeous aromas of apricots, peaches, baked apples, orange marmalade and minerals, this generous Riesling has a fuller body than one expects from a Kabinett. Sweet fruit is balanced by its impressive minerality, fresh acidity and long, satisfying finish. Excellent paired with Asian fare, shellfish or a semi-sweet “Tarte tatin.” Splendid as a refreshing aperitif as well.

Note: Kabinett on the label indicates a wine with a low level of residual sugar - wines designated as such can be dry or off-dry, most often from premium or 'great growth sites' as is the case here.

The Goldloch vineyard is often considered one of the best vineyards in the Nahe region of Germany. Using France's classification as a model, the VDP (a winegrower group in Germany whose members adhere to meticulous vineyard and winemaking practices) has awarded it the highest classification, Grosse Gewachs or Grand Cru. Grapes are manually harvested. It takes multiple passes through the vineyard to harvest these perfect grapes.

The Schlossgut Diel property in the Nahe wine region of Germany includes vineyards, a castle and winery, and are significant historically. The  Diel family bought the winery in 1802 from Baron Dalberg, who successfully prevented its confiscation by Napoleon’s troops in 1789. The winery is currently owned by noted gourmand and wine aficionado, Armin Diel, who is recognized for promoting German wine. His daughter, Caroline, oversees winemaking. Diel’s wines offer comparisons of both terroir and intensity, achieved at various levels of ripeness. Diel is among the very few who still produces each Grosses Gewächs (equivalent to Grand Cru, meaning Great Growth) site at each Pradikät (ripeness level expressed in ripeness level terms, e.g. residual sugar).

Diel's steep vineyards are on soils of clay, slate, quartz and gravels. Because of the steepness of the slopes, organic viticulture is practiced as much as possible. With recognized great sites, meticulous vineyard management and winemaking, Diel's wines continue to receive wide acclaim. 

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