Wittmann - Weisser Burgunder trocken 2017
Wittmann - Weisser Burgunder trocken 2017 (89 TSW)
Oh yes. Spring is in the air. We finally are enjoying good weather in the Netherlands so it’s time for a crispy refreshing white wine.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright citrus yellow color.
On the medium+ nose aromas of apricot, pear and green apple with light hints of vanilla and honey.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ acidity and silky mouth coat showing flavours of stonefruit, green apple and butter notes in a mineral structure. Nice lively salty aftertaste.
About the winery:
Wittmann produces biodynamic wines with terroir expression and extreme precision. Philipp Wittmann (responsible for the cellar and export), together with father Günther (vineyards) and mother Elisabeth (sales) have built a fantastic wine company in Westhofen, Rheinhessen.
Ever since 1990, biological and nowadays biological dynamics. The starting point for the wines is therefore: terroir expression through a healthy soil. A low yield per hectare, manual selection of the best grapes and a very slow vinification with natural yeasts without the addition of sulphite and large wooden feeds do the rest.
Philipp has twice been named the best white winemaker in Germany by the authoritative Eichelmann in 2003 and 2013. In 2014, he received the same title from Gault Millau. Philipp is married to Eva Clüsserath who owns her own wine estate in the Moselle.