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Kühling-Gillot Nierstein Riesling Trocken

Kühling-Gillot Nierstein Riesling Trocken 2016

Rheinhessen, GermanyThe Rheinhessen estate of Kühling-Gillot dates back over 200 years, though the young, enthusiastic husband and wife team of Olivier Spannier and Carolin Gillot is focused firmly on the future, and producing high quality trocken wines with minimal intervention. This riesling comes from the biodynamically-farmed, red slate-soiled south east facing Pettenthal and the south facing Oldberg vineyards. The grapes are kept on their skins for up to three days, and following a native ferment, the wine ages in 1200L wooden stuckfass, remaining on fine lees until bottling. Focused yellow apple, pear skin, petrol, honeysuckle reverbs with nervy acidity, skipping this medium bodied wine across the palate. The mid-palate reveals Rheinhessen's natural gentle generosity, while the soils and farming drive this long on the 12 degree palate. Lovely view of site and grape.Tasted: 01 October 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 40.00 LCBO Producer: Kühling-GillotDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 647891UPC: 4260061877331