Zwölberich - Weißburgunder feinherb 2018
Zwölberich - Weißburgunder feinherb 2018 (87 TSW)
Zwölberich was the first winery in the Nahe region which converted to organic and after that to biodynamics.
The Zwölberich estate is not small. Hartmut farms 33 hectares of 16 grape varieties (with three hectares recovering and being replanted), with an annual production of 250,000 bottles a year. Dependent on the vintage conditions, there are usually an astounding 40 to 50 cuvees, to ensure maximum terroir expression.
He is a leading example of how biodynamics can be possible on a larger scale, and indeed minimal intervention winemaking with indigenous yeasts and low sulphur additions throughout all wines.
The number of bottles of Zwölberich Weißburgunder is strictly limited each year. The bottle number can be seen on the front label and you know that quality is at the top here. The wine is also vegan, organic and Demeter certified.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a very bright citrus yellow color. Almost silver.
On the medium nose aromas of apple, pear and melon with hints of citrus, herbs and elderflower.
On the palate dry/light sweetness with medium+ acidity and nice freshness. Easy going, crispy and fresh with a recall of the nose with some tropical fruit added. Nice aftertaste.
Perfect summer wine for at the terrace or with fried rice with crispy roasted duck
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