The Villa Wolf Pinot Blanc is a fantastic new addition to our shelves for those looking for an alternative white to discover. Appley and spicy on the nose, it is quite full-bodied on the palate with a delightful savoury touch. Minerality is also present – a result of the Pinot Blanc-friendly sandstone soils in which the grapes are grown.
Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"A bright, medium-bodied, dry white wine with a bracing freshness and an enlivening crackle on the palate.
Pinot Blanc, a mutation of Pinot Gris and close relative of Pinot Noir, is known for its fruit purity and an enveloping, stony aroma. A vibrant and thirst-quenching white wine, the Villa Wolf Pinot Blanc gets its fresh and bright aromas from picking the fruit at the optimal ripeness. It is a medium-bodied dry wine, with density, mineral intensity, and just the right amount of acidity to give it great balance. It is light and fruity enough to enjoy on its own but also pairs well with food.
Founded in 1756, the Villa Wolf winery was a successful and highly regarded wine estate for more than two centuries. Ernst Loosen, owner of Dr. Loosen, took over the winery in 1996, launching a dramatic revival of the estate’s quality and reputation. The Villa Wolf varietal line-up features exceptionally affordable, classic Pfalz wines made from traditional grape varieties. The Pfalz (aka ‘Palatinate’) region is in the Rhine river valley in southwest Germany. Because it is one of the warmer and drier areas of cool-climate Germany, wine grapes do quite well here, where it is possible to achieve full ripeness in every vintage."
90/100 Anna Lee C.Iijima, Wine Enthusiast, January 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Pretty white blossom and peach notes perfume this bang-for-your-buck Pinot Blanc. It's an unusually exuberant, fruit-forward expression of a typically shy grape variety that should be enjoyed young but its pert acidity and concentrated flavours should hold well through 2023."