2020 Dr Burklin Wolf Dry Riesling - Pfalz GermanyRegular price $41.00
“This estate is in a league of its own when it comes to dry riesling.” Vinous Media
The Bürklin-Wolf estate is based in the Mittelhaardt, the quality core of Germany’s world-renowned Pfalz, around the towns of Wachenheim, Forst, Deidesheim and Ruppertsberg. Here with 85ha under vine they have the largest family owned wine estate in all of Germany originating in 1597, with a treasure-trove of superb vineyards, at the centre of which lies the great Kirchenstück. Here in the tiny village of Forst, Kirchenstück and its neighbours Jesuitengarten, Ungeheuer and Pechstein, have for centuries been recognised as producing not only some of the world’s greatest dry Rieslings, but simply some of the world’s greatest wines. In the nineteenth century, prices for these wines exceeded the prices paid for 1st Growth Bordeaux and Grand Cru Burgundy.
Richly textured coming from a slightly warmer region than the Rhineland and Mosel, the flavours are punchier and more developed showing a combination of stonefruit and orange with aromas of white flowers and spice tickling the nose. Long dry crunchy finish.