Von Winning Sauvignon Blanc II 2019

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Tasting Notes

Aromas of gooseberries, passionfruit, lime and fine herbs introduce this wine. On the palate, it shows minerality, stone fruits, and grass with an attractive weightiness and nearly a creamy mouthfeel. Vibrant acidity makes this medium-weight wine a great food partner for oysters.

 

 

The fact that this estate is crafting some of the very best dry wines in Germany is no fluke, rather a result of nearly obsessive winemaker Stephan Attman’s commitment to both dedicated cultivation of Deidesheim and Forst’s best sites and meticulous work in the cellar. Von Winning, started in 1849, maintains some of the oldest parcels in Grosses Gewächs vineyards (Germany’s highest quality dry wine designation).  Attman’s every decision is informed by great enthusiasm and experiences at estates in the Cote d’Or (Burgundy) and abroad. 

 

For example, Attman’s newer vines are planted at a very high vine density- 9500 vines per hectare, as opposed to the more typical less than 5000. This creates competition amongst the vines, forcing the roots to grow deep, naturally reducing yields. Attman has adopted the single cane trellising system, prevalent in Burgundy, and Grosses Gewächs wines ferment in 500mL French barrels. Von Winning practices organic and sustainable viticulture.

 

Attmann describes his winemaking as “not doing the wrong thing at the wrong time.” Gentle handling in the gravity flow winery, natural yeast fermentation, and the abandonment of fining agents create wines with a distinctive indigenous and very elegant style. The Sauvignon blanc ferments and ages entirely in stainless steel.

 

 

 
Food Pairing Suggestions

Cheese, Chicken/Turkey, East Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean), Fish (white), Hors d'oeuvres, Just for Cocktailing, Perfect Aperitif Wine, Shellfish, Sushi, Vegetables

Color:
White
Origin:
Germany , Pfalz
Grape Varietal:
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Eco-friendly:
Organic
Price:
$24.50 each
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