Wachenheimer Riesling "R" 2017
QbA Pfalz, Dr. Bürklin-Wolf, 750 ml
Dr. Bürklin-Wolf's barrel reserve is here! The Wachenheimer Ortswein-Reserve now bears the clear indication "R" on the label. The gr apes come exclusively from Wachenheimer Premier Cru sites such as Altenburg, Böhlig, Goldbächel and Gerümpel. The fermentation in large wooden barrels and the extended fine lee-ageing clearly characterise the wine and put it one step above the normal Ortswein leve l: more depth and complexity, more texture and more exciting aromas. Spicy nose with a fine yeast note, smells of sage, ripe pear and yellow melon. Crystal clear fruit aromas of pineapple, quince and mint fill the palate. Powerful body, creamy touch with many subtle nuances, minerality and juicy freshness linger for a long time!
|Origin:||Germany / Pfalz / Wachenheim|
|Site / vineyard:||Altenburg in Wachenheim|
|Label:||Certified organic or biodynamic wine|
|Ripening potential:||2 to 12 years|
|Serving temperature:||12 to 14 °C|
|Food pairing suggestion:||Grilled fish, Succulent chicken breast with cream sauc, Coquilles Saint Jacques on lentils|
|Vinification:||fermentation in wooden barrel|
|Harvest:||hand-picking, strict selection|
|Maturation:||in steel tank, on the yeast|
Dr. Bürklin-Wolf / Fam. Bürklin
The cold-weather king
The Riesling is the flagship of the German wine industry. It grows from north to south in all growing areas. It is also comfortable in the neighbouring Alsace region and in Austria. Its specialty is being vinified to a variety of degrees of sweetness, from bone-dry wines to ice wine. Moreover, thanks to its spirited acidity, it ages better than many reds. The typical Riesling smells of citrus, peach and apricot, shows hints of flint, and with maturity develops an idiosyncratic petrol note. It reflects its terroir like hardly any other white variety. Thus, it often gets fuller and more aromatic in Austria than in Germany. In Alsace, in turn, it has a particular mineral taste. Riesling is a wonderful culinary companion. It fits well not only with fish and shellfish, but also takes the heaviness from hearty meals. And with a fine sweetness and acidity balance, it works wonders for Asian cuisine.
Pfalz: Riesling meets Burgundy
Palatine winemakers manage the feat of vinifying top-tier crus from both white and red varieties. In addition, Riesling presents the same class here as Chardonnay and other Burgundy varieties. This versatility at high quality levels makes Germany’s second-largest wine region a trove of discoveries of all kinds. Tranquil winegrowing towns with a diverse range of culinary offerings and hotels make the Palatinate region a perfect wine travel destination.
Germany – Into the elite the hard way
Sitting in the heart of Europe, the hilly, lake-dotted landscape of Germany provides ideal, fertile soil for the most diverse vine varieties. From Albalonga to Zweigelt, over 140 different grape varieties are grown on about 100,000 acres, cared for by nearly 50,000 vintners. Most of these vintners are young, modern, internationally trained, inquisitive and urbane. It is hardly surprising, then, that German wine has a good reputation well beyond the country's borders.