Villa Wolf Wachenheimer Riesling 2020
This dry Riesling gets its name from the Village of Wachenheim in the Pfalz. It is an excellent example of the fruitiness and crisp acidity that wines from Villa Wolf can show.
|Body / Style
|Bottle Size (ml)
|Aromatic, Fresh German Riesling
|Food Pairing Guide
|White meats, fish, cheese. sushi
|Sandy soil and loam
Villa Wolf Wachenheimer Riesling is a delicious German Riesling with balanced fruit and acidity. In '96, Ernst Loosen took over the J.L. Wolf winery in the Pfalz region, which has been rich in tradition since 1756. Villa Wolf is a country villa in the Italian style, unique in its design, which was completed in 1843 according to plans by the Karlsruhe architect Friedrich Eisenlohr. For Ernst Loosen, the takeover of J.L. Wolf (now Villa Wolf) was a déjà vu experience. Just as with the Dr. Loosen Winery, the opportunity arose to breathe new life into a winery with a good stock of vines in prime locations. The location of both wineries is also special: Dr. Loosen is located in Bernkastel on the Middle Mosel, where the concentration of prime vineyard sites is highest. Villa Wolf in Wachenheim is located on the Mittelhaardt with a special microclimate (similar to that of Alsace). Wachenheimer Riesling is primarily produced from the Wachenheimer Königswingert. This vineyard between Wachenheim and Bad Dürkheim is a much cooler site than their other vineyards and benefits from its red sandstone soil weathering and a high proportion of clay. This enables them to combine a light structure with a fully ripe aroma. Also with this wine they rely on time - only after 10 months it is separated from the full lees. This allows them to achieve a very creamy character paired with a finely balanced acidity and aromas of yellow stone fruit.
Since 2014, Villa Wolf have been cultivating their estate vineyards without artificial fertilizers, without herbicides or pesticides and exclusively by hand. For their site wines they only use healthy grape material, hand-picked -selected, and gently processed. The unique regional climate of the Middle Haardt, the mineral-rich soils of limestone, basalt and sandstone, and the great age of the vines are the building blocks for the terroir of the Villa Wolf vineyards. Their importance for the production of outstanding wines was recognized a long time ago: In 1828, the Royal Bavarian Government established a vineyard classification based on land tax, which is similar to the Grand Cru system in Burgundy, where Villa Wolf's vineyards can be found. Within the estate, they consciously fall back on the culturally and historically proven classification of the Royal Bavarian Government of 1828. In order to emphasize the importance of the vineyards and soils, only one dry wine per vineyard is vinified. Here they try to emphasize the site potential in the best possible way with the greatest possible ripeness. Also in the naming they have decided to follow the Burgundian system. Therefore, on the front label you will find only the producer, the vintage, the vineyard location and the grape variety. All the legal information can be found on the back label. Top sites, old vines and the associated low yields are the basis for the expressive and terroir-driven wines of the Villa Wolf winery. In the cellar, they work with old oak barrels for their single-vineyard wines and allow their great Rieslings long aging on the full lees. For many years now, they have also been working with acacia wood barrels, which give the wines a special, fine polish
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