Dr. Bürklin-Wolf, Forster Riesling Auslese, Pfalz, Germany, 2002 through Merchant of Wine.

Dr. Bürklin-Wolf, Forster Riesling Auslese, Pfalz, Germany, 2002

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Overview of the Wine
The Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Estate in Wachenheim at Weinstrasse is one of the largest and most important family-owned wineries in Germany, with tradition dating back to 1597. The total vineyard area amasses to 85 hectares – a treasure trove of top-rated vineyard sites in the unique landscape of the Mittelhaardt district. Bettina Bürklin-von Guradze, the oldest daughter of Dr. Albert Bürklin, inherited the Estate from her parents in 1990. Since then she has truly taken the lead at the estate by turning her own vision into a reality and establishing the winery as a pioneer and trailblazer for change in German viticulture.

Carrying on where her ancestors left off, the key objective is to produce top-quality Riesling wines in harmony with nature. To ensure that the diversity and depth of the terroir could be mirrored and presented perfectly, Bettina converted the entire vineyard area to certified biodynamic methods in 2005, making Bürklin-Wolf the first German member of the prestigious Biodyvin group. The passion to respect the inherited resources, as well as maintain them for her children and further generations to come, is the focal point of all she does.

The grapes for this dessert wine come from the Grand Cru sites Kirchenstück, Jesuitengarten and Ungeheuer in Forst. The soil is a combination of red and yellow sandstone and basalt. Harvest: Selective handpicking of Botrytis grapes on October 29th, 2002 with 106° Oe into small 20 kg containers.

Vinification: Temperarture-controlled fermentation in old, 2500 l. oak casks and maturation until bottling on March 11th 2003.

Grape / Blend
Riesling

Origin
Pfalz, Germany

Tasting Notes
Brilliant golden colour, nose of candied fruit, dried apricot and mint followed by a fine taste of sweetness and minerality, a wine of great balance and finesse.

Product size: 750ml
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