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Villa Wolf Dry Riesling 2014

The Experience

Drink When...
You need mineral and nectarine flavours in your life
Listen To...
The Witch Doctor by Over Night Low
Think About...
You can't find Dr. Loosen
Drink With...
Salmon Sushi

The Oddbins Take

You: 'Doctor Loosen, help me! I need a Riesling that’s crisp and balanced, with delicate flavours of peach and nectarine, wrapped up in a cool mineral cloak!' Dr Loosen (producer of Villa Wolf Dry Riesling 2014: 'Sure, zis is my pleasure. Just take a sip of zis Riesling and you vill be mozt happy wiz ze results.' This is the kind of scenario that we envisage happening and we feel it’s only responsible to stock Villa Wolf Dry Riesling 2014 in case you can’t find Dr. Loosen in time. Just doing our job, folks.

The Vital Statistics

Country
Germany
Region
Pfalz
Vintage
2014
Drink
Best Drunk Now & Over the Next 2 Years
Closure
Screwcap
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
12.5%
Alcohol Units
9.2

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The Style

Grape
Riesling (100%)
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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Villa Wolf Dry Riesling German White Wine

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Olly Smith in The Daily Mail, 13/12/15: "With Star Wars coming soon, this is white wine’s answer to a lightsaber: cutting, dazzling, charged and thrillingly intense."

From the maker of Dr. Loosen, this is crisp and balanced with delicate flavours of peach and nectarine, wrapped in a cool mineral cloak.

In 1996, Ernst Loosen took on the ownership of the beautiful Villa Wolf estate. The wines are made in the classic style of the Pfalz; dry, with pure flavours and a moderate alcohol. The Pfalz region lies between the Haardt Mountains and the Rhine River, directly north of France’s Alsace region. As in Alsace, the mountains protect the area from harsh Atlantic weather, making it one of the warmer and drier areas of Germany. In this climate, achieving full ripeness is possible in nearly every vintage. Today, talented winemakers Patrick Moellendorf and Sumi Gebauer run the winery, a role which they have taken on with great fervour. They trained under the watchful gaze of Ernst Loosen for seven years and now have complete responsibility for the vineyards and winemaking.

To preserve the naturally high quality of the vineyards, the winery emphasizes sustainable viticulture, gentle handling during harvest and traditional winemaking techniques in the cellar. This enables Patrick and Sumi to produce pure, mineral-inflected wines that express the authentic terroir of the Pfalz.

The grapes are crushed and sent straight to the tank for settling, before fermentation with neutral cultured yeasts in temperature-controlled steel tanks. This is followed by a few months on the fine lees to add a gentle creaminess to the texture and integrate the natural acidity of Riesling.

Villa Wolf Riesling is made in the traditional dry style of the Pfalz region. It is medium-bodied and has a lovely purity of peach fruit, with a classic minerally structure. Nicely balanced acidity gives it a juicy grip. It is an excellent match for classic continental-style cooking, especially with dishes that feature freshwater fish, chicken and sushi.


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