Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé 2016
- Rated 4 stars
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: August 15, 2018
- Last modified: August 15, 2018
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.