Xavier Flouret Riesling Kavalier Kabinett Trocken 2007
PRODUCER: Weingut Selbach-Oster WINEMAKER: Johannes Selbach HISTORY: At Weingut Selbach-Oster, the family has been growing vines since 1661 and Riesling is now planted on 20 hectares. The Selbach-Oster vineyards are located on some of the best land in the heart of the Mosel wine country called “Mittelmosel”. VITICULTURE & VINIFICATION: More than half of the vineyards are still planted with very old, ungrafted vines, yielding a very concentrated fruit from small berries. Average yield is 63 hectoliters per hectare. The wines undergo a cold, slow fermentation and stay on the lees for an extended period of time. 55% of the grapes are fermented in the traditional 1000 liter “Fuder” barrel made from German old oak. The balance is fermented in stainless steel tanks and a small portion in fiberglass tanks. AGEING: In stainless steel tanks.
Xavier Flouret Wines, founded by Xavier Flouret in 2008, is a collection of boutique wines from around the world. Each award-winning wine embodies the character of that wine’s region, which is important when developing a carefully selected portfolio of varietals. Each bottle features an "X" design on the front and information about the winemaker and the winery on the back, complete with food pairing recommendations.
External Reviews for Xavier Flouret Riesling Kavalier Kabinett Trocken
This French-sounding brand has turned out a very good German Riesling, thanks to an assist from the folks at Selbach-Oster. It’s a light, dry wine with a fair amount of complexity, including hints of pear, melon, wet stone, petrol and peppery spice. Finishes long, with more minerals and spice. - J.C.
Food Pairings for Xavier Flouret Riesling Kavalier Kabinett Trocken
Eye: bright gold green. Nose: fragrant bouquet hinting of aromatic apples and a touch of smokiness. Palate: Generous fruit and crisp acidity create a lively sensation on the palate. Crisp, dry finish.
Aged in Steel.
Notes: AGEING Wines age in stainless steel tanks.
|Alcohol: 11.5%||pH: 3.29|
|Sugar: 8.4 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 7 grams per liter|