2021 Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Pechstein Grand Cru

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Type of Wine White
Country Germany
Region Pfalz
Winery Dr. Bürklin Wolf
Vintage 2021
Grape Riesling
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (12.5%)
Drink window 2026 - 2060
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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 top location Forster covers 21 ha, the share of Bürklin-Wolf is 2.33 ha. The Pechstein owes its name and its extraordinary minerality to the high proportion of black, volcanic basalt. At the top of the forest is the Pechsteinkopf, where basalt was extracted until the late 1970s in 2 basalt quarries. Pechstein, Peksteen in Dutch, refers to the high content of volcanic rock in the soil. Fermentation of the Riesling grapes takes place spontaneously in large, old oak barrels, followed by a maturation of 15 months in the same barrels.

The 2021 Pechstein is a "classic" vintage, characterized by a cool spring and late budding and later flowering. The summer months brought abundant rain, which challenged the vineyard team. On the other hand, the periodic precipitation made the soils near the Mittelhaardt recover well from the water shortage after three consecutive dry years. The autumn was humid so favorable on the one hand but requires a lot of careful vineyard management to achieve the ideal ripeness of the grapes, but in the end we can say that to Dr. Bürklin-Wolf and this has paid off and healthy, ripe grapes with an expressive taste could be harvested in all their vineyards. The wine has a salty touch, lively acidity and great minerality, is complex and has a full body.

FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this fine wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you come to pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount. We are almost next to the national road with plenty of parking space. Click here for address

ABOUT DR BÜRKLIN-WOLFF

For centuries, wine has been made at Dr. Burklin Wolf. On about 85 hectares, Riesling is mainly grown, which is among the best in the entire area. This family business located in the Pfalz is run by Bettina, the 22nd generation. She has implemented her grandfather's vision and started making biodynamic wine in 2001, both in the vineyard and in the cellar. The wines are therefore even more terroir driven and exciting! In the vineyard and wine cellar, hardly anything is done with the wines, pure and pronounced wines are the goal. The wines ferment and mature partly in stainless steel and partly in old wooden barrels. The wines are known for a distinct character, new style (modern) Riesling, with present acids and enormous length. READ MORE UNDER THE WINE HOUSE TAB

Vineyard for 2021 Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Pechstein Grand Cru

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.

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Type of Wine White
Country Germany
Region Pfalz
Icons Icon Germany, Austria & Switzerland
Winery Dr. Bürklin Wolf
Grape Riesling
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan Yes
Vintage 2021
Drinking as of 2026
Drinking till 2060
Alcohol % 12.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 97
James Suckling rating 97
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Floral, Complex, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, Tense, White fruit
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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