Siebeldinger, Weisserburgunder, vom Muschelkalk
Okonomierat Rebholz

Siebeldinger, Weisserburgunder, vom Muschelkalk,

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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.

Maturity:
Keep/Drink
ABV:
12.5%
90/100
David Schildknecht, Vinous
The nose fascinatingly suggests oysters and mussels in its mingling of animal, herbal and mineral elements. With that come scents of apple, almond and lime. The full, surprisingly firm palate and lingering finish also happily surprise with their brightness of fruit, but only hint at the animal and mineral savor that the nose had led me to anticipate. Perhaps this just needs a bit more time in bottle.
Date Reviewed:
03/2021

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country:
Germany
region:
Pfalz
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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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