Burklin-Wolf Estate Riesling 2015
This house Riesling from the Estate’s own vineyards is cultivated on the foothills of the Pfalz Mountains around the villages of Wachenheim, Deidesheim and Ruppertsberg. On these slopes, the vines enjoy an almost mediterranean microclimate and an excellent supply of minerals and water. This Riesling is the perfect introduction to the world of Dr. Bürklin-Wolf, excellent, a big wine for a small price.
The 2015 vintage presents fresh aromas of apple and lemon with a florale note. Juicy acidity, fine minerality, very refreshing.
Try pairing with light mediterranean cuisine, fresh salads and shellfish.
Holdings total 110 hectares (275 acres) in the Mittelhardt - the quality core of the world-renowned Pfalz region, including most of the top sites in Wachenheim, Forst, Deidsheim and Ruppertsberg. Ruppertsberg's Gaisbohl and Wachenheim's Rechbachel are owned by Dr. Burklin-Wolf in their entirety.
Impressive enough for the significance of its tradition and holdings, Dr. Burklin-Wolf also stands for the future: Following more than a decade in which the entire of Germany had lost its way in international markets, 1990 witnessed an infusion of fresh energy and creativity with the passing on of estate management to Bettina Burklin and her husband, Christian von Guradze.
Delving minutely into their glorious heritage, Bettina and Christian saw that the basis for a return to the world's dinner table was at hand. in the vineyards which surrounded them. Burklin wines from Riesling's Golden Era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries preserved in the estate cellars pointed the way: Rich textured, long lived, exquisite expressions of highly definitive terroirs, fermented naturally dry in traditional oak cooperage.
This sunny and relatively dry region served for many years as a German tourist mecca and was associated with low cost, cheerful wines. But since the 1980s, it has gained a reputation as one of Germany’s more innovative regions, which has led to increased international demand.