Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz
Riesling Trocken 2017
Pfalz, Germany

$43.00

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Style: White: Clean, fresh and vibrant.

Producer: Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz

Region: Pfalz, Germany

Grape: Riesling 100%

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Sandstone

Farming: Organic & Biodynamic

Oak: Stainless Steel

Alcohol: 12%

Glassware: Riesling stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 10 – 12°C

The Wine: This wine made by the Rebholz family who are one of the greatest white wine producing estates on the planet. This is a great introduction into what they do. The freshest and purest example of Riesling. White stone fruits are lined up with lime and grapefruit characters to make for an appealing nose. The palate is sleek and racy. Fine long acidity provides a backdrop for mouth-filling fruit intensity. Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

Hansjörg and Birgit Rebholz are now the custodians of this 3rd generation winery in the southern Pfalz, about 30 minutes from the French border and the Alsace wine region. They were once an insider’s wine, but now have a cult following worldwide.

Hansjörg Rebholz: For more than 50 years, we've been making wines containing only what nature intended for them. We do not chaptalize our wines (the addition of sugar prior to fermentation in order to increase the alcohol content), nor do we use a 'Süßreserve' (unfermented grape must added to the finished wine prior to bottling). We are certified biodynamic. Part of the VDP. Hansjörg Rebholz was Winemaker of the Year 2013 (Falstaff) and Winemaker of the Year 2002 (Gault Millau). Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz has the top 5 out of 5 grapes rating in the Gault Millau (with 10 other winemakers). Also, Hansjörg Rebholz is one of the movers and shakers in the Grosses Gewächs movement in Germany.

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Review

Style: White: Clean, fresh and vibrant.

Producer: Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz

Region: Pfalz, Germany

Grape: Riesling 100%

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Sandstone

Farming: Organic & Biodynamic

Oak: Stainless Steel

Alcohol: 12%

Glassware: Riesling stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 10 – 12°C

The Wine: This wine made by the Rebholz family who are one of the greatest white wine producing estates on the planet. This is a great introduction into what they do. The freshest and purest example of Riesling. White stone fruits are lined up with lime and grapefruit characters to make for an appealing nose. The palate is sleek and racy. Fine long acidity provides a backdrop for mouth-filling fruit intensity. Sebastian Crowther MS