Wine Enthusiast Rates Villa Wolf Pinot Gris a “Top 100 Best Buy” Wine
Great News! Wine Enthusiast Magazine has chosen 2015 Villa Wolf Pinot Gris as a “Top 100 Best Buy wine. Look for #15 in the magazine’s November Top 100 Best Buys issue or in their searchable database.
The Pinot Gris variety was first identified in the Pfalz region, and Germany is second only to Italy in acres planted. Villa Wolf Pinot Gris is made in a full-bodied, dry style with fresh, unoaked fruit and a crisp texture. Half of each vintage is made in large, neutral oak casks for depth and complexity. The other half is done in stainless steel to preserve freshness and enhance the vibrant fruit. It is an excellent partner for salmon, chicken or pork.
This wine is part of the Villa Wolf varietal line-up, which includes exceptionally affordable, classic Pfalz wines made from traditional varieties. These value-priced wines combine Villa Wolf estate-grown fruit with grapes from contracted growers.
The Pfalz Region
The Pfalz (aka ‘Palatinate’) region is in the Rhine river valley in southwest Germany, directly north of France’s Alsace region. The low-lying Haardt mountains protect the area from cold, wet Atlantic weather, making it one of the warmer and drier areas of Germany. Wine grapes do quite well there, where it is possible to achieve full ripeness in every vintage. The predominant soil type in this area is well-drained, weathered sandstone. It produces wines with a fruit-driven purity and a stony structure.