Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Reichsgraf von KESSELSTATT (Mosel) -- 2015 Wines

In early October 2016, Annegret Reh-Gartner, who had long done such an outstanding job of reviving this estate died tragically of cancer. She was but 61.

I can’t add much to what others have written in praise of her (see, for example, Jancis Robinson here: but to that in my encounters with her, she was always most kind and generous, and endlessly enthusiastic about her wines, as she had every right to be. Please note especially at the end of the link above the moving and beautiful letter that Annegret left to those of us still here.

These wines stand as a memorial, the last vintage that Annegret saw through bottling.