2021 Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Langenmorgen Grand Cru
Bürklin-Wolf owns vineyards in the most famous "Lagen" of the Mittelhaardt. The company owns vineyards in different Layers (vineyards) in the towns of Forst, Deidesheim, Ruppertsberg and Wachenheim. Bürklin-Wolf uses the Burgundian model of the quality pyramid for the classification of dry Riesling wines. In this model, terroir, yield and degree of ripeness of the grapes are taken into account, so Grand Cru (GC) and Premier Cru are used. Bürklin-Wolf is a member of the VDP (Verband Deutscher Prädikats- und Qualitätsweingüter) but nevertheless does not use the term Grosses Gewächs.
The total Grosses Gewacht vineyard is 7 ha. large, of which Burklin-Wolf has the most beautiful part, but that is only 0.68 ha. big. A "Morg" is an old surveying term and indicates the piece of land that one man could work in one morning and this is where the name Langenmorgen comes from because for 0.68 a man is working for a little longer than a morning for maintenance, so a Long Morning!
The dr. Bürklin-Wolf Langenmorgen Grand Cru is the most iconic and scarce wine with very high ratings every year (always between 95-100 points). This part of the vineyard contains ferruginous and calcareous sandstone with loess deposits that provide minerals and warmth.
The dr. Bürklin-Wolf Langenmorgen Grandcru is a very nice wine. Due to the proximity of the forest, there are large differences between day and night temperatures, resulting in a wine with developed fruit and great clarity. It opens with pure flinty notes of crushed stone and perfectly ripe and elegant fruit that are seamlessly intertwined with the challenging stony/spicy and even salty notes. Intense and elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, dense and juicy Riesling that doesn't seem bone dry, but has a serious tannic grip, revealing great aging potential. Very long and complex. It is promising and has a certain creaminess in texture.
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Bürklin-Wolf owns vineyards in the most famous “Lagen” of the Mittelhaardt. The company owns vineyards in several Lagen (vineyards) in the towns of Forst, Deidesheim, Ruppertsberg and Wachenheim. For the classification of the dry Riesling wines, Bürklin-Wolf uses the Burgundian model of the quality pyramid. In this model, the terroir, yield and maturity of the grapes are taken into account, so Grand Cru (GC) and Premier Cru are used. Bürklin-Wolf is a member of the VDP (Verband Deutscher Prädikats- und Qualitätsweingüter) but nevertheless does not use the term Grosses Gewächs.
The roots of the Dr. Bürklin-Wolf go back to the 16th century. The winery, with 86 hectares of vineyards, is one of the largest private estates in Germany and has been managed since 1992 by Christian von Guradze together with his wife, the heiress to the family winery. Although it had been known for its Auslese and Trockenbeerenauslesen for some time, the focus of production shifted to dry white wines, mainly vinified from Riesling. The total production concept of the traditional company Dr. Bürklin-Wolf changed fundamentally and led it back to the top of the Palatinate wines in particular through an extreme focus on quality. The cultivation of the vineyards has been converted since 2005 in accordance with biodynamic guidelines.
|Type of Wine
|Dr. Bürklin Wolf
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Aromatic, Floral, Complex, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, Tense, White fruit
|Indruk maken, Lekker luxe