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100% Pinot Blanc. We are fans of this estate - among the best producers of Pinot Noir (Spatburgunder) in Germany. This is a lovely example of the charms of Pinot Blanc, made by the young Friedrich Wilhelm, building on the strong reputation that his father, also Friedrich, established over the last four decades. Although a genetic mutation of Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc is structurally close to Chardonnay. This is fairly rich, with an expressive yellow fruit & citrus nose, and a palate that is layered and tense with acidity. Situated at the very southern end of the Pfalz, this estate actually owns a significant portion of vineyard land across the border in Alsace-which they are allowed to label legally as German wine. The whole operation feels like a hybrid of French technique with German tradition. Young Fritz Becker gleefully experiments with French vs German clones of Pinor Noir and French vs German barrels-including numerous casks he picked up (used) from Romanée-Conti and Comtes Lafon!
2013 Riesling QbA Trocken GG Domdechaney
100% Riesling. Great riesling with an aromatic fruit profile tending more towards the middle - pear & some peach skin. A little grip, suggesting there might have been some skin contact. Medium+ acidity. Nice weight. 10.5% abv. Dry!
2015 Riesling Grosses Gewachs
"The Great One, the Clos-Ste-Hûne of the Pfalz, is an absolute blockbuster in ’15. The fragrance is
strong, the wine is strong. It’s blatantly great. Wicky, mineral, licorice-y, imploding fruit and ore, nothing very mystic here, just a wickedly curvaceous writhing mélange of power with the nth degree of intricacy." - Terry Thiese
"It’s the nerd among the "GGs" of Deidesheim, and it’s my personal favorite; the stoniest and most focused, complex and digital; it pulls you in, it’s introverted and numinous and insanely flowery, sous bois, thinly stony like what you skip on the surface of a pond. Chinese 5-spice comes on. How does wine do this, refer to four different families of flavor within one perfect structure?" - Terry Thiese
A Pinot noir made from manually-harvested grapes which undergo a spontaneous fermentation in open wooden barrels. The malolactic fermentation takes place in barrique. This Pinot displays a deep red fruity flavour with a complex character; fine and delicate and possessing the Burgundian capability of being able to develop further from year to year. Unfiltered.
2013 Monsheimer Silberberg
Flörsheim-Dalsheim, located in the southern part of the Rheinhessen, is an up and coming area due to the efforts of a handful of ambitious young vintners, Daniel and Bianka Schmitt among them. The winery was certified organic beginning in 2007 and Demeter Biodynamic® certified in 2012, one of only 75 properties in Germany to hold the Demeter certification. The Schmitts cultivate 15 hectares of vineyard land and produce 50,000 bottles per year. Their wines are food-oriented and meant to pair with a wide variety of dishes. Schmitt epitomizes the new wave of German producers who are creating the highest quality wines from what nature has to offer, with as little intervention as possible. As Daniel puts it, the philosophy of the winery is, "Wine just from grapes!" The wine was fermented for 4 weeks on skins in stainless steel. After a gentle pressing the wine was moved into used oak barrels for 2 years. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration
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