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Fio Riesling Cabi Sehr Nett 2017 750ml

size
750ml
country
Germany
JS
92
VM
90
Additional vintages
2019 2018 2017
JS
92
Rated 92 by James Suckling
Some funk here, but it gels really well with the white-peach and white-currant aromas. Very juicy with an exciting interplay of natural-grape sweetness and mineral acidity that makes the long finish dangerously refreshing. A joint venture of Douro winemaker, Dirk Niepoort and Mosel vintner, Philipp Kettern. Drink now. ... More details
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Fio Riesling Cabi Sehr Nett 2017 750ml

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JS
92
VM
90
JS
92
Rated 92 by James Suckling
Some funk here, but it gels really well with the white-peach and white-currant aromas. Very juicy with an exciting interplay of natural-grape sweetness and mineral acidity that makes the long finish dangerously refreshing. A joint venture of Douro winemaker, Dirk Niepoort and Mosel vintner, Philipp Kettern. Drink now.
VM
90
Rated 90 by Vinous Media
Sporting one of the more fanciful and complicated Fio labels (and that’s saying something!), this wine’s name is a play on words, “cabinet” being the borrowed English word from which Kabinett was derived, and which for two centuries served as an approbative term for select German Rieslings, and sehr nett meaning “very nice.” As with the corresponding 2016, the source is early pickings from high-elevation Piesport sites, the wine received nearly 11 months’ élevage, and it’s delicate with moderate sweetness. Piquantly pit-inflected white peach mingles on the nose with passion fruit and zesty grapefruit. The palate impression, while alcoholically lightweight, is surprisingly dense. Zest and pit inflections serve for invigoration, while tangy citrus along with saline suffusion supply refreshment and salivary stimulation on a satisfyingly lingering finish, though one lacking the vintage 2016 rendition’s striking clarity and sense of active mineral impingement.
Winery
We have to have one more classic Mosel style wine classic wine in the portfolio,” says Marco. “This is our super top Mosel; a unique wine, no one can copy.” This is a “Cabi Very Nice” an old-fashioned Kabinett, harvested early with low alcohol and high acidity aged in a barrel with native ferment. Marco says, “It’s our repair wine. It doesn’t tire you out and a good, sweet wine has to be dry to be good.” Grape: Riesling Region: Mosel Fermentation and élevage: Spontaneous fermentation in fuder from the 1960s; kept on the lees for 12 months, then held in bottle for 2-3 years Farming: Practicing Organic
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Germany
Additional vintages
2019 2018 2017
Overview
Some funk here, but it gels really well with the white-peach and white-currant aromas. Very juicy with an exciting interplay of natural-grape sweetness and mineral acidity that makes the long finish dangerously refreshing. A joint venture of Douro winemaker, Dirk Niepoort and Mosel vintner, Philipp Kettern. Drink now.
green grapes

Varietal: Riesling

The pale skinned fruits of the Riesling grapevine have been grown in and around Germany's Rhine Valley for centuries, and contributed much to the country's wine culture. Today, Riesling grapes are grown and processed in several countries around the world, where they are prized for their ability to grow well in colder climates, and their unique flavors and characteristics. Riesling grapes produce an impressive array of wines, including fine semi sweet and dessert wines, to excellent dry white wines and sparkling varieties, all which allow the grape to shine through as a premier example of an excellent white wine varietal. One of the things which makes Riesling such a special grape is the fact that it is highly 'terroir expressive', meaning that the features of the land it is grown on can come across well in the flavors and aromas in the wine. As such, it isn't unusual to find flavors of white stone, or smoky ash-like notes in a fine Riesling alongside the more usual orchard fruit flavors more commonly associated with good white wines.
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Country: Germany

Much has changed over the past few decades in regards to German wine. Long gone are the days of mass produced, sickly sweet white wines which were once the chief exports of this fascinating and ancient wine producing country, and they have been replaced with something far more sophisticated. Whilst Germany continues to produce a relatively large amount of dessert wine, the wineries of the south of the country have reverted their attention to the production of drier, more elegant wines which really make the most of the fine grape varieties which flourish there. Many of the wineries dealing primarily with the excellent Riesling grapes have produced some truly exceptional dry and semi-sweet wines over the past few years, and it seems the world has finally woken up and noticed the extremely high quality of the distinctive produce coming out of Germany today.
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green grapes

Varietal: Riesling

The pale skinned fruits of the Riesling grapevine have been grown in and around Germany's Rhine Valley for centuries, and contributed much to the country's wine culture. Today, Riesling grapes are grown and processed in several countries around the world, where they are prized for their ability to grow well in colder climates, and their unique flavors and characteristics. Riesling grapes produce an impressive array of wines, including fine semi sweet and dessert wines, to excellent dry white wines and sparkling varieties, all which allow the grape to shine through as a premier example of an excellent white wine varietal. One of the things which makes Riesling such a special grape is the fact that it is highly 'terroir expressive', meaning that the features of the land it is grown on can come across well in the flavors and aromas in the wine. As such, it isn't unusual to find flavors of white stone, or smoky ash-like notes in a fine Riesling alongside the more usual orchard fruit flavors more commonly associated with good white wines.
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Country: Germany

Much has changed over the past few decades in regards to German wine. Long gone are the days of mass produced, sickly sweet white wines which were once the chief exports of this fascinating and ancient wine producing country, and they have been replaced with something far more sophisticated. Whilst Germany continues to produce a relatively large amount of dessert wine, the wineries of the south of the country have reverted their attention to the production of drier, more elegant wines which really make the most of the fine grape varieties which flourish there. Many of the wineries dealing primarily with the excellent Riesling grapes have produced some truly exceptional dry and semi-sweet wines over the past few years, and it seems the world has finally woken up and noticed the extremely high quality of the distinctive produce coming out of Germany today.