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Pfalz

Known as the Palatinate to the English, the region of Pfalz was for long a vinicultural backwater that has finally realised that it is effectively a continuation of Alsace with many of that area's advantages.  A new generation of young winemakers is tailoring climate and conditions to grape variety and many are estate-bottling their wines to guarantee quality.  Pfalz is among the most exciting and improving regions in Germany.

Known as the Palatinate to the English, the region of Pfalz was for long a vinicultural backwater that has finally realised that it is effectively a continuation of Alsace with many of that area's advantages.  A new generation of young winemakers is tailoring climate and conditions to grape variety and many are estate-bottling their wines to guarantee quality.  Pfalz is among the most exciting and... read more.

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Styles of Wine

Pfalz has started to produce excellent red and white wines that are often stronger in alcohol and more modern in style than many German wines.  The whites are generally dry and the use of oak casks, almost unheard of in the more famous regions of Germany, is common for the ageing of reds.

Key Vines

Spätburgunder, Weissburgunder and Grauburgunder, known over the border in Alsace as Pinots Noir, Blanc and Gris, have done well in the south of the region, as has Riesling.  In the north, Riesling is once again prized along with Gewürztraminer and Scheurebe.  Dornfelder, a red grape, is either drunk young and fruity or aged in oak for greater complexity.  In keeping with the region's international style, Chardonnay is also grown.

Climate and Conditions

This is a dry and mild region that is warm in the summer and autumn.  This makes it one of the more hospitable areas of Germany for the production of quality wine.

 

 

 

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  1. Villa Wolf Pinot Gris

    Villa Wolf Pinot Gris, Pfalz, 2016 75cl

    Citrus flavours, predominately lemon, on the nose and plenty of stone fruit on the palate. The two combine wonderfully for a full flavour that has a satisfyingly crisp finish.

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    £7.80
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  2. Oliver Zeter Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Fume, Pfalz

    Oliver Zeter Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Fume, Pfalz, 2016 75cl

    An unusual example of an oak aged Sauvignon which has been crowned Germanys best. Full bodied yet gentle with a thrilling minerality and notes of pineapple and roasted almonds. Stunning. 

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    £18.30
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  3. Oliver Zeter Reserve Pinot Noir, Pfalz, 2015

    Oliver Zeter Reserve Pinot Noir, Pfalz, 2015 75cl

    Soft strawberry and ripe raspberry on the nose and into a velvety palate with a long finish.

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    £19.86
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  4. Goldschatz Trockenbeerenauslese, Oliver Zeter, Pfalz

    Goldschatz Trockenbeerenauslese, Oliver Zeter, Pfalz 37.5cl

    An opulent golden desert wine derived predominantly from the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety. Luscious honey and white chocolate on the note leads into a rich, sweet palate and a long fresh finish.

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    £23.22
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    £19.35
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