Burklin Wolf Riesling Hommage a Luise
Min. Quantity: 3
The Bürklin-Wolf estate is based in the Mittelhaardt, the quality core of Germany’s world-renowned Pfalz, around the towns of Wachenheim, Forst, Deidesheim and Ruppertsberg. Here with 85ha under vine they have the largest family owned wine estate in all of Germany originating in 1597, with a treasure-trove of superb vineyards, at the centre of which lies the great Kirchenstück. Here in the tiny village of Forst, Kirchenstück and its neighbours Jesuitengarten, Ungeheuer and Pechstein, have for centuries been recognised as producing not only some of the world’s greatest dry Rieslings, but simply some of the world’s greatest wines. In the nineteenth century, prices for these wines exceeded the prices paid for 1st Growth Bordeaux and Grand Cru Burgundy. Fruit from cool vineyard sites close to the Pfalz forest between Wachenheim and Bad Dürkheim is whole-bunch pressed and wild-fermented in stainless steel, then matured on fine lees over winter in a mix of tank and large oak fuders (foudres). The modest residual sugar level is perfectly balanced with vibrant acidity helping to emphasise the purity of the fruit, leading to a refreshing, almost-dry finish. A perfect Riesling for any occasion and a great choice for vegetarian dishes, seafood and mildly spicy Asian cuisine. Or on its own as an aperitif.