Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz
Weisser Burgunder Trocken 2017
Pfalz, Germany

$43.00

Fruit
Earth
Body
Tannin
Acid
Alcohol

Style: White: Mineral, refreshing, savoury.

Producer: Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz

Region: Pfalz, Germany

Grape: Weisser Burgunder (Pinot Blanc) 100%

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Sandstone

Farming: Organic & Biodynamic

Oak: Stainless Steel

Alcohol: 12.5%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not Required

Serving Temperature: 10 – 12°C

The Wine: I have no hesitation in saying Rebholz is one of the greatest Pinot Blanc producers going around and this is a prime example of what is possible with this grape. Lemon balm, green apple, fresh herbs and sea spray are all there. The palate has texture, but its the fresh acidity that keeps you going back for more. 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.

Description

Review

Style: White: Mineral, refreshing, savoury.

Producer: Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz

Region: Pfalz, Germany

Grape: Weisser Burgunder (Pinot Blanc) 100%

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Sandstone

Farming: Organic & Biodynamic

Oak: Stainless Steel

Alcohol: 12.5%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not Required

Serving Temperature: 10 – 12°C

The Wine: I have no hesitation in saying Rebholz is one of the greatest Pinot Blanc producers going around and this is a prime example of what is possible with this grape. Lemon balm, green apple, fresh herbs and sea spray are all there. The palate has texture, but its the fresh acidity that keeps you going back for more. Sebastian Crowther MS