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2016 Limestone Pinot Blanc

Terroir Pinot Blanc

Weingut Thoerle

Rheinhessen, Germany

TASTING NOTE: 

On the nose smoky notes and yellow fruit. On the palate a salty, spicy minerality as well as notes of cassis, juniper and hazelnut with a long, persistent and creamy finish.

Perfect with ham, smoked trout, bacon.

 

WINEMAKER'S NOTE: 

•Hand harvested grapes

•Late harvest end of October

•Auslese quality (100 degree Oechsle)

•Spontaneously fermented with wild yeast

•30 hours skin contact after pressing

•7 months on the lees with batonnage every 2 weeks

•French oak barrels from Burgundy

•500 cases made

 

TERROIR:

Limestone. The chalky soil of the top vineyard “Hölle” (German for “Hell”) in the village of Saulheim, yields small and concentrated grapes and wines with a powerful minerality.

STYLE:

•Dry

•ABV: 13%

•RS: 1.8 g/l

•Acidity: 6.2 g/l

AWARDS:

•Selected for Lufthansa First Class program

•WE 90 Pts (2013 vintage)

•Falstaff 91 Pts (2016 vintage)