Karl Kaspar Kabinett is blended from two single vineyard sites with grapes of different ripeness levels: 45% Riesling Spätlese from Bernkastel-Kueser Kardinalsberg (middle Mosel) and 55% Riesling Kabinett from Ellenzer Goldbäumchen (lower Mosel). The addition of Spätlese grapes to the blend makes the wine a bit richer than a traditional Kabinett. This is an off-dry Riesling with a classic Mosel profile: intense mineral and floral aromas, low alcohol and a wonderful balance between sweetness and crisp acidity.
Karl Kaspar is produced by Moselland, a grower’s cooperative famous for producing premium quality wines at competitive prices. What is a grower’s cooperative, exactly? A cooperative is a group of wine grape growers who share their resources to produce, bottle, and market wine. Making wine independently requires investment and time that is practically beyond the means of most farmers. Cooperatives play an essential role by providing growers with access to economy of scale, a vocal role in production, and a fair share of profits. This approach also provides a tremendous benefit to consumers. Well-run cooperatives like Moselland are a prime source for excellent wines at lower prices. Moselland was formed in 1968 when several small cooperatives merged. It is now based in the famous twin wine towns of Bernkastel-Kues, in the heart of the middle Mosel river valley. Moselland produces wines from all over Germany in a range of styles, and Riesling is their specialty.
2018: 87 WE
2016: 87 WE
2015: 88 WE
2014: 87 WE