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{"id":1952797622360,"title":"Villa Wolf Pinot Blanc 2017","handle":"villa-wolf-pinot-blanc-2017","description":"\u003cp\u003eMedium bodied, dry style is very food friendly. On the nose there are green apples and apricots with a hint of herbs. The wine is full but dry and elegant on the palate and there is a persistent finish. \u003cbr\u003e\nAlcohol: 12.5%\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eVilla Wolf Varietal Wines\u003cbr\u003e\nThe Villa Wolf varietal line-up includes classic Pfalz wines made from traditional varieties. These value-priced wines combine Villa Wolf estategrown fruit with grapes from contracted growers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eThe Pfalz Region (aka ?Palatinate?) region is in the Rhine river valley in southwest Germany, directly north of France?s Alsace region. The low-lying Haardt mountains protect the area from cold, wet Atlantic weather, making it one of the warmer and drier areas of Germany. Wine grapes do quite well here where it is possible to achieve full ripeness in every vintage. The predominant soil type in this area is well-drained, weathered sandstone. It produces wines with a fruit-driven purity and a stony structure.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\n\u003cp\u003eWinemaking Notes \u0026amp; Technical Info:-\u003cbr\u003e\nThe grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness for a bright, fresh style. No overripe or botrytis affected fruit is permitted in the harvest, the fruit is processed as quickly as possible to preserve freshness.\u003cbr\u003e\nFermentation and maturation takes place in stainless steel tanks and malolactic fermentation is avoided in order to maintain lively acidity. There is only light filtration before bottling and no other filtering or fining takes place.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eAbout the winemakers:-\u003cbr\u003e\nPatrick and Sumi met while working in the cellar at Dr. Loosen. Together they now manage the entire winemaking process at Villa Wolf, from vine to cellar. 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On the nose there are green apples and apricots with a hint of herbs. The wine is full but dry and elegant on the palate and there is a persistent finish. \u003cbr\u003e\nAlcohol: 12.5%\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eVilla Wolf Varietal Wines\u003cbr\u003e\nThe Villa Wolf varietal line-up includes classic Pfalz wines made from traditional varieties. These value-priced wines combine Villa Wolf estategrown fruit with grapes from contracted growers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eThe Pfalz Region (aka ?Palatinate?) region is in the Rhine river valley in southwest Germany, directly north of France?s Alsace region. The low-lying Haardt mountains protect the area from cold, wet Atlantic weather, making it one of the warmer and drier areas of Germany. Wine grapes do quite well here where it is possible to achieve full ripeness in every vintage. The predominant soil type in this area is well-drained, weathered sandstone. It produces wines with a fruit-driven purity and a stony structure.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\n\u003cp\u003eWinemaking Notes \u0026amp; Technical Info:-\u003cbr\u003e\nThe grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness for a bright, fresh style. No overripe or botrytis affected fruit is permitted in the harvest, the fruit is processed as quickly as possible to preserve freshness.\u003cbr\u003e\nFermentation and maturation takes place in stainless steel tanks and malolactic fermentation is avoided in order to maintain lively acidity. There is only light filtration before bottling and no other filtering or fining takes place.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eAbout the winemakers:-\u003cbr\u003e\nPatrick and Sumi met while working in the cellar at Dr. Loosen. Together they now manage the entire winemaking process at Villa Wolf, from vine to cellar. They share Ernst Loosen?s philosophy that great wines are created on the vine, so they employ sustainable practices to foster a balanced environment in the vineyards.\u003c\/p\u003e"}
Villa Wolf Pinot Blanc 2017

Villa Wolf Pinot Blanc 2017

£11.14

Medium bodied, dry style is very food friendly. On the nose there are green apples and apricots with a hint of herbs. The wine is full but dry and elegant on the palate and there is a persistent finish. Alcohol: 12.5% Villa Wolf Varietal Wines The Villa Wolf varietal line-up includes classic Pfalz wines made from traditional varieties. These v...


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{"id":1952797589592,"title":"Villa Wolf Pinot Gris","handle":"villa-wolf-pinot-gris","description":"\u003cp\u003eThe Villa Wolf Pinot Gris is relatively full-bodied, compared to Italian Pinot Grigio. It is off dry on the palate but with ripe, refreshing fruit (flavours of spicy Conference pear with an undertone of clementine and just the faintest hint of peppery rocket on the finish) and it is unoaked to maximise the vibrant flavours. Ernie Loosen describes the wine as having a 'crackling' texture: his English is excellent but he spends a lot of time in the USA so this may well be a translation issue from Californian slang! JOK 23\/11\/2011 (12.5% abv - 2015)\u003cbr\u003e\n \u003cbr\u003e\nIn Germany this wine used to be sold as Grauburgunder (literally Grey Burgundy) and it is a sign of the determination to simplify the complicated German nomenclature that such wines are now more familiarly labelled. Pinot Gris has a very long tradition in the Pfalz region. In fact, it was here that the variety was first identified.\u003c\/p\u003e \n\n\u003cp\u003eThe winery was founded in 1756 by the then mayor, Johann Wolf, who bought some of the best vineyard parcels above the villages of Wachenheim, Forst and Deidesheim. In 1828 the King of Bavaria commissioned a cartographer to produce a map showing the taxable value of every slope in the area. The J L Wolf holdings still include five grand cru and four premier cru vineyards. The 10 hectare estate was turned into a model farm, designed by Eisenlohr, in 1843. It boasted a unique country villa, a courtyard with mature trees, a formal garden and magnificent vaulted cellars. The estate had fallen into complete disrepair (the legacy of labour shortages following the wars) by the time that Ernie Loosen found the original plans of the vineyards and, upon visiting the site, literally stumbled into top class vineyards. 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He has revitalised the vines, turning the estate into a 'green' enterprise in the process, and it now produces superb grapes.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eErnst is more famous as the owner of the Dr Loosen Estate in Bernkastel on the Mosel and has been voted Gault-Millau \"Winemaker of the Year 2001\" amongst the many international plaudits that he has gathered.\u003c\/p\u003e"}
Villa Wolf Pinot Gris

Villa Wolf Pinot Gris

£11.14

The Villa Wolf Pinot Gris is relatively full-bodied, compared to Italian Pinot Grigio. It is off dry on the palate but with ripe, refreshing fruit (flavours of spicy Conference pear with an undertone of clementine and just the faintest hint of peppery rocket on the finish) and it is unoaked to maximise the vibrant flavours. Ernie Loosen descri...


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