2020 Dirler Cadé Riesling Kessler Heisse Wanne Grand cru

2020 Dirler Cadé Riesling Kessler Heisse Wanne Grand cru



The Heisse Wanne (literally the Hot Tub), from a sweet spot within the Kessler Grand cru, is a powerhouse of a wine, with deep resonating mineral impact that is like a rumbling earthquake of palate shaking power. My note: “Holy shitballz!! Crazy intense, powerfully imploded palate staining minerality, with a seamlessly resonating interplay of fruit, floral, and mineral depth. There is no doubt about it…..” As always, this is a reference point example of dry Alsatian Riesling at its very best…..a little * awarded here….This is another bell ringer in 2020, as it captures the power of the Kessler without excess; it is powerful, with a citrus zest, persistent smokiness, and crazy intense minerality. This is another *** recipient in Ludivine’s book, and simply class in a glass, as it so often is…..This one rings everyone’s bell, as the eye popping scores attest to, of the greatest dry Rieslings in all of Alsace, every year……sigh…..people ignore…..

97 in the Revue des Vins de France (RVF)

“Tons of orange, kumquat and orange-blossom aromas pour from the glass of this unique dry riesling. Very ripe and succulent, but wonderfully dry and fresh, this has stunning concentration and balance, in spite of 14% natural alcohol. Very intense and complex, herbal finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.” 96 Stuart Piggott

“The Riesling 2020 Heisse Wanne is from a very hot parcel within the Kessler Grand cru with vines planted in 1959. There is subtle hint of verbena amidst tons of ripe but zesty lemon. This is bundled and full of energy, concentrating all of the 2020 sunshine into a salty citrus focus, a kind of radiation of stone and citrus that gets under your skin. What a wine. Intense, dry, full of force, yet not forceful. (Bone dry).” 95 Anne Krebiehl MW of Vinous