Dr Burklin Wolf Dry Riesling 2019 PfalzDr Burklin Wolf Dry Riesling 2019 Pfalz
Dr Burklin Wolf Dry Riesling 2019
Pristine citric and stone-fruit aromas with a touch of mineral on the nose, ample body and texture with fresh acidity in the mouth, a crisp middle and long dry finish, with a hint of spice. The perfect introduction to dry Pfalz Riesling.
The Bürklin-Wolf estate is based in the Mittelhaardt, the quality core of Germany’s world-renowned Pfalz, around the towns of Wachenheim, Forst, Deidesheim and Ruppertsberg. Here with 85ha under vine they have the largest family owned wine estate in all of Germany originating in 1597, with a treasure-trove of superb vineyards, at the centre of which lies the great Kirchenstück. Here in the tiny village of Forst, Kirchenstück and its neighbours Jesuitengarten, Ungeheuer and Pechstein, have for centuries been recognised as producing not only some of the world’s greatest dry Rieslings, but simply some of the world’s greatest wines. In the nineteenth century, prices for these wines exceeded the prices paid for 1st Growth Bordeaux and Grand Cru Burgundy.
In 1990 Bürklin-Wolf began reviewing their vineyard holdings in the context of the 1828 Royal Bavarian Land Tax Classification and after years of exhaustive research they discovered that today’s top vineyards are exactly the same as those identified back in 1828. Today they have adopted a Burgundian model with four tiers: Estate, Village, PC (code for Premier Cru) and GC (for Grand Cru). Thus they are focussed on the production of dry, terroir-driven wines and no longer produce the Kabinett and Spätlese styles defined by the (still current) 1971 German Wine Law
Schieferkopf Gewurztraminer 2018 Pfalz GermanySchieferkopf Gewurztraminer 2018 Pfalz Germany
Schieferkopf Gewurztraminer 2018
Intense aromas of lychee and rose, with some lighter citrus notes. Nice balance of acidity with a dry finish.
In 2015 Schieferkopf decided to seek out new, outstanding terroirs. They made their most interesting discoveries on the other side of the Rhine, in Germany. Step one: the Baden wine region, recognized for its “German Grand Crus”. The discovery of this outstanding terroir of granitic origin with a number of south facing plots, has enabled Schieferkopf to produce a Riesling with a strong mineral character. Then, the Franken wine region, where a renewal of the Sylvaner (or “Silvaner” in German) is taking place. Records suggest its birth place was in Austria and it was implanted in Germany in 1665. Today, this grape variety is being rediscovered. Finally, the Pfalz wine region. This highly calcareous soil, situated in the second largest wine region in Germany, brings out the unique character of the
Gewurztraminer (“Gewürztraminer” in German). This noble grape variety has been growing in popularity in Germany in recent years.