Loads of crushed minerals lend a crystalline tone to zesty lime, green apple and lemon flavors in this delightfully off-dry kabinett. Light sabers of citrus acidity and a salty mineral streak lend a Margarita-like kick to a lingering finish. Delightful now, but it should drink well through 2030.
With the lightest soil of all the vineyards on the long hillside from Bernkastel to Wehlen, the famous “sundial” vineyard produces quintessential Mosel Riesling: delicate and refined, with racy mine- rality. The Kabinett Prädikat is the lightest and most delicate style of German Riesling. Nothing can compare with its elegance and subtlety, as this wine proves with its fine fruitiness and exquisite balance.
Kabinett is the lightest, most delicate style of Riesling in Germany, produced from the earliest harvested grapes in the best vineyard sites. Fermentation is stopped by chilling, which results in a lower final alcohol (typically 7.5–8.5 percent) and a moderate amount of residual sweetness that beautifully balances the bright acidity. It is the lowest level of Prädikatswein, lower in ripeness than Spätlese.