2016

Pfeffingen Weilberg Riesling GG VDP.Grosse Lage

This wine has a wonderful complexity on the palate, with flavours of pineapple and wild herbs, together with with hints of spiciness influenced by the long lees-contact. Lovely integrated acidity and a powerful, but elegant, body are proof of a wine that possesses big potential (drinkability up to at least 2030).

Only the best grapes were selected by hand, pressed gently and fermented slowly over several months. Due to this aroma-protecting vinification and the long ‘sur lie’ contact, the natural taste of the grapes was preserved and the wine now reveals its distinctive terroir flavours.

The Ungsteiner Weilberg is one of the most historic vineyards of the Palatinate. Almost 2000 years ago, Roman settlers founded a winery and by doing so they brought viticulture to the region. The heart of the Weilberg, which is called in common parlance ‘Red Earth’, is a unique vineyard, consisting of a loamy clay with some limestone in it, but with a high content of haematite (Fe2O3) that turns the soil red.

Alcohol 14.0 %
Total Acidity 7.3 g/l
Residual Sugar 4.8 g/l
Serving Temperature 10-12 °C (50–54 °F)

From one of the most historic sites in the Pfalz, an area that’s been planted with vines since Roman times, this gourmet wine displays all the characteristics that fine dining requires.

This is a wine that can be drunk with the lightest of dishes – chicken, veal (especially good with a genuine Wiener Schnitzel), pork, fish and shellfish – but also big, bold and spicy dishes, Asian foods, rich soups such as bouillabaisse, chowder or goulash, or strong or spicy cheeses such as Roquefort, Manchego and the like.

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