Axel Pauly Bernkastel Riesling Kabinett 2015

£15.99

 

TASTING NOTE

The Kabinett Riesling is bright yellow with green reflexes. On the nose, there are notes of lemon and lime, with touches of fresh hay. The palate is full and lively, with an elegant mineral slate taste, a touch of sweetness and long, lingering flavours of citrus and spice.

The Kabinett Riesling was harvested from the family’s small parcel of vines in the single vineyard of Kardinalsberg, in the famous village of Bernkastel. Stringent crop-thinning and leaf-plucking ensured excellent flavour concentration in the ripe grapes, which were sorted and picked manually, to ensure only the best berries were selected at harvest time. Vines are on average 40 years old. The wine is a Kabinett, meaning that it was harvested slightly later in the season, resulting in riper fruit and a fuller palate than the earlier-picked styles.

The grapes underwent skin contact for 10 hours prior to fermentation in stainless steel tank, in order to extract precious Riesling flavours. The fermentation lasted two and a half weeks at approximately 20°C, with natural yeasts used for this wine. The wine was kept in inert, large oak barrels for 6-7 months, which resulted in a more mellow, smooth wine but without any hint of oak. It is slightly sweeter in style than Axel‘s other wines, as a result of the stopped fermentation that left 58 grams per litre of residual sugar, and a low alcohol of 8%.

 


8% abv


 

Axel Pauly Bernkastel Riesling Kabinett 2015
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