Villa Wolf Pinot Gris 2020 (Pfalz, Germany)
Tasting NotesThe 2020 Villa Wolf Pinot Gris is made in a full-bodied, dry style with fresh, un-oaked fruit and a crisp texture. It is an excellent partner for salmon, chicken or pork.
The Villa Wolf varietal line-up includes exceptionally affordable, classic Pfalz wines made from traditional varieties. These value-priced wines combine Villa Wolf estate-grown fruit with grapes from contracted growers.
The Pfalz (aka ‘Palatinate’) region is in the Rhine river valley in southwest Germany, directly north of France’s Alsace region. The low-lying Haardt mountains protect the area from cold, wet Atlantic weather, making it one of the warmer and drier areas of Germany. Wine grapes do quite well here where it is possible to achieve full ripeness in every vintage. The predominant soil type in this area is well-drained, weathered sandstone. It produces wines with a fruit-driven purity and a stony structure.
The Pinot Gris variety was first identified in the Pfalz region, and Germany is second only to Italy in acres planted.
Selective hand picking. Harvested at optimal ripeness for a bright, fresh style. No overripe or botrytis-affected fruit is allowed. Fermentation in a combination of stainless steel, large neutral oak casks and concrete tanks. Blended before bottling. Malolactic fermentation is avoided in order to maintain lively acidity. Light filtration before bottling. No other filtering or fining. Winery Notes
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