August Kesseler The Daily August Pinot Noir Qualitätswein Dry 2016, Rheingau, Germany

When August Kesseler took over his parents’ establishment, which was founded in 1924, he was only 19 years old. Traditionally, mostly bulk wine was produced and the vineyard area was just over six acres. Today, under August’s guidance, the estate has become one of the flagship producers of the Rheingau area and has also acquired a high international reputation. The estate spans 80 acres of vineyards located in some of the best Rheingau sites, such as Assmannshäuser Höllenberg, Rüdesheim Berg, Schlossberg, Lorchhäuser Seligmacher, Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen, and many more. They produce 60% Riesling and 40% Pinot Noir and are a member of the VDP and the German Barrique-Forum. Vinification: The grapes are handpicked and go through another selection process afterwards. Each parcel is vinified separately. Shortly before bottling the cuvée is assembled. The 2016 has been manufactured in barriques in the two-story cellar dating to 1792. Tasting Notes: The Daily August Pinot Noir has a subtle scent of black cherry and blueberry, paired with the delicious aromas of cassis and red pepper.