From late-picked Pinot Noir grapes. Clear, pale rusty red. Medium nose of raspberries and violets. The ripe grapes make the wine taste almost sweet, with strawberry and raspberry flavours. Light-bodied with acidity in good balance with the fruit and a long finish. Drink up.
Pale straw in colour with a fresh, minerally nose of white peach and lemon; medium-bodied, dry, peachy flavour; nicely balanced with lively acidity, good length and great value.
Villa Wolf is Ernst Loosen's affordable, traditional Pfalz varietal line, combining estate fruit with contract growers. This fruity Pinot Noir rosé illustrates the Pfalz's warmness, though holds the bright acidity and direction of a purpose-picked rosé. The 4-6 hour maceration keeps the colour pale and this was macerated and aged for a short time in stainless on lees (no MLF) to preserve freshness. Like typical Pfalz Riesling, this carries a bump of RS (10.5 g/l) that sweetens wild strawberry jam, perfumed cherries, red apple, lime and pink grapefruit pith. Acidity keeps this juicy and bright, finishing with a dusting of stone and cinnamon. Lovely style showing that off-dry can still equal electricity. I hope BC is paying attention.
Opens with subtle apple, pear and delicate floral scent, evolving to zesty yellow orchard fruit together with sappy apple flavours on the palate. Supported by gravelly mineral and lively acidity, this is a fine example of Frankenwein which takes the Silvaner grape to its highest level of expression.
Pale straw colour with a hint of lime, this tasty Riesling offers a minerally, green peach nose overlaid with a note of honey; light to medium-bodied, dry, with floral, green apple and green melon flavours; a beautifully balanced wine.
Light ruby. Spicy nose with small red berries notes and hints of earthiness. Light to medium body, soft texture, fresh fruity taste. Easy to drink, slightly bitter finish. Drink soon with soft cheeses or hamburgers.
Starts off with a nose of honey, spice, peach and lemon and then transitions into a mouthful of lime, apple, citrus and mineral. Medium sweet with solid acidity. Serve alongside medium spiced curries.