August Kessler took over his parent's estate, founded in 1924, at the age of 19. At that time, the vineyards only totaled 6 acres, but today under August's guidance, the estate spans over 80 acres and is one of the flagship producers in the Rheingau. We have offered a few German Pinot's before, but the price tends to detour many people from buying, which we understand. It is hard to take a flier on a bottle that is $60+, which is why we think this would be an excellent entry for those wanting to try Pinot Noir from Germany, and this is as good as you can get while spending as little as possible. Kesseler is hands down the top stop for Pinot Noir in Germany, and the 'Daily August' carries the same finesse and elegance that his top cuvees show. The aromatics here are fantastic, very expressive with an incredible high tone perfume of roses, sweet red fruits, with a cool slatey minerality and a touch of spice. You'd expect the palate to be a bit thin at this price point, but it is not. There is an immediate rush of fresh red fruit and spice followed by an unexpected richness and concentration, gentle tannin, vibrant acidity, and long red skin finish. Having tasted many of the Pinot Noir's from Kesseler, this not a wine that is merely slapped together with lesser vines; it is a masterpiece at this level.