GW90422

Villa Wolf Pinot Gris, Ernst Loosen, Pfalz 2022



£14.40

75cl ALC 12.5%

Pinot Gris has a very long tradition in the Pfalz region. In fact, it was here that the variety was first identified. Villa Wolf Pinot Gris is made in a full-bodied, dry style with refreshing, unoaked fruit and a crackling texture.


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Germany, Germany, Rhine, Pfalz

White

100% Pinot Gris

Dry and full

Environmentally friendly

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2022

Asian, Chinese

12.5%

75cl

Villa Wolf

Originally founded in 1756 the JL Wolf estate, today known as Villa Wolf, was highly regarded for over 200 years. Its magnificent, Italianate estate house and villa were constructed in 1843.

In the second half of the 20th century it lost some of its gloss until 1996 when Ernst Loosen discovered it and took over the running of the vineyards and turned around its reputation. Since 2011 it has been run on a day to day basis by Patrick Moellendorf and his partner Sumi Gebauer who met while they both worked at Dr Loosen in the Mosel.

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Vintage guide

The warmest year on record, 2022 has produced some super results. The wines of 2021 are lighter in style and more aromatic with evident acidity compared with the previous two vintages. 2020 saw a warm summer, giving ripeness, while a prolonged harvest has given freshness and perfect quality fruit. The 2019s show wonderful rapier-like style, good weight and depth, yields are lower than the generous 2018 vintage. “A glorious vintage” said one grower, amongst many superlatives bandied about for 2018. For the first time in 10 years growers were truly happy with the quantity and the quality. The resulting wines are pure, rich, aromatic, and show a fine acidity. An early harvest following frost earlier in the season meant 2017 produced excellent light, fruity wines with great finesse. Weather conditions were tricky in 2016 and growers had to earn their stripes; the early season was wet, which reduced yields, followed by a hot summer with cool nights bringing excellent aromatics but with wines a little lighter than 2015. The brilliant 2015 vintage took place in ideal conditions and produced wonderfully ripe wines in all styles. Kabinetts are a bit short in quantity, but the dry wines especially are very approachable. 2014 saw a good crop of light, well-balanced wines with well integrated acidity.

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