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Bastgen Kestener Paulinshofberg Grosses Gewachs Riesling Auslese 2011

ID No: 423648
Country:Germany
Region:Mosel
Winery:Weingut Bastgen
Grape Type:Riesling
Vintage:2011
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Product Description

This wine is a 100 case Cuvee produced from the steepest part of the Paulinschofberger vineyard, 65 % slope. Vine age is 105 years old.
"Grosses Gewachs"

Grosses Gewächs: (great growth), a designation used by VDP members in all regions except Mosel and Rheingau to designate top-level dry wines from selected sites. Used by the organization called the Bernkasteler Ring for the same purpose in Mosel. Bastgen is a member of the Bernkasteler Ring.

Scents and flavors of peach and yellow plum, citrus and mineral notes. Extremely long, white peach finish.

Review:

With refined aromas of spice, ripe stone fruit and a hint of diesel, this wine offers  everything one could want from a premium Auslese. It is full and creamy with superb acidity and fullness of honey and peach flavor. Made from the 105 year old vines of this Great Growth (Grosses Gewachs), Germany’s highest level quality Riesling.-International Wine Review 92 Points

Winery: Weingut Bastgen

The Weingut Bastgen Estate
The property was founded in 1850 and is located in the tiny hamlet of Monzel, along the middle Mosel. The current owners are Armin Vogel (husband) and Mona Bastgen (wife) who began working in the winery in 1993. The average total production is 3,300 cases. They export mainly to Germany, Switzerland, U.K and the U.S. Their wines are bottled in screwcaps.

The Weingut Bastgen Vineyard
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