Riesling Auslese Trocken Saumagen "R"
One of the best bottlings from K-R: everything in its place, everything showing but still evolving, grace wedded to strength, fruit seasoned by salinity, and the petrolly, grainy, apricot-y, classically Pfalz-y flavors that just won’t quit. The qualitative equivalent of a GG for the estate, aged to perfection.
The Kallstadter Saumagen region was established in the early 1800's. It is located at the western edge of the city and is considered the best locations not just in Kallstadt but in all of Germany. This area is characterized by calcareous limestone, and Rieslings from here show a distinctive mineral quality.
The "R" designation refers to both ‘rare’ and ‘reserve’ ; the wines are made in exceedingly small quantity, and they are held back for many years in bottle before release.