Siebeldinger, Weisserburgunder, vom Muschelkalk
    Okonomierat Rebholz

    Siebeldinger, Weisserburgunder, vom Muschelkalk,



    Okonomierat Rebholz, Siebeldinger, Weisserburgunder, vom Muschelkalk, 2016

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Okonomierat Rebholz, Siebeldinger, Weisserburgunder, vom Muschelkalk, 2016

    A selection of some of the younger vines in the GG vineyard Im Sonnenschein, handpicked, destemmed and given 24 hours of skin contact before fermentation in stainless steel and ageing on fine lees for 6-7 months. There is no battonage, no fining and only the lightest of filtration, meaning Hansjorgs Weisserburgunders are often very closed at first and need a few years in bottle. And so this is, youthfully reticent but crystal clear, with great definition and precision, and a real sense of purity as the notes of smooth stones, white pepper and pears gently weave across the palate.

    David Schildknecht, Vinous
    An alluring amalgam of apple, almond and sweet corn announces unmistakably that this is Pinot Blanc. Hints of iris and black tea lend bittersweetly perfumed and complexly smoky intrigue. The combination here of textural creaminess with refreshing brightness, active chalky impingement and clarity is quite marvelous and the finish is superbly persistent and palate-saturating. My chronological prognosis of ageworthiness may well underestimate this wine’s potential.
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    Okonomierat Rebholz

    Okonomierat Rebholz

    A great name in German wine circles and the leading estate of the Pfalz, Okonomierat Rebholz represents the region at its most uncompromising, precise and pure. If the Pfalz is often known for producing full-bodied, fruit forward wines, Hansjorg Rebholz's wines come as a crisp pure breath of fresh air. Never chaptalising or de-acidifying, nor allowing his wines to soften through malolactic fermentation, the Rebholz style aims to be as transparent a translation of vintage and site as possible; the house style, honed now over three generations, is bone dry, crystal clear, pure and unadulterated. Possessing some of the finest vineyard sites in the Pfalz on a smorgasbord of different soils, Hansjorg and his team craft a broad range of wines. Riesling sits at the core making up 40% of the plantings, supported by some of Germany’s finest and most focussed Pinot Blancs, a concise selection of top level Spatburgunders and some truly classy, balanced Sekts. All of the dry white wines below are fermented and aged in steel, with a minimum of intervention, resting upon fine lees until bottling, which is done without fining and the lightest of filtrations. The results, naturally possessing high levels of CO2, are long, intense, pure wines that often require, and are always capable of, extended ageing.

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