An impressively refreshing Pinot Blanc from Germany, the Gut Hermannsberg Weissburgunder Trocken.
Sample submitted for review. The Gut Hermannsberg Weissburgunder Trocken has an SRP of $23 and is available for as low as $19.99. Ready to buy? Check your local retailers. Imported by Winemonger.
With all 30 hectares designated Grosse Lagen, the Gut Hermannsberg estate which has a history dating back to the Prussian Empire is experiencing a renaissance under new ownership and with star winemaker Karsten Peter at the helm, while producing some of the most exciting wines coming out of the Nahe region today.
Let's face it, the naming on German wine labels can be confusing for American consumers. Today's wine, a Weissburgunder Trocken, may seem strange at first glance, but actually provides quite a bit of information. Weissburgunder is the German name for Pinot Blanc, a typically full-bodied white wine. Trocken indicates that it is a dry wine. (With 6.4 g/L of residual sugar you might not expect it to be dry but it still qualifies thanks to its high acidity of 7.8 g/L.)
The 2014 Gut Hermannsberg Weissburgunder Trocken begins with a very pleasant aroma of citrus, peaches, apricots, flowers and a little tropical fruit. The wine tastes nicely sweet and features tangy fruit flavors similar to the nose, good lively acidity and good balance. This is a really refreshing and pleasurable wine with a great mouthfeel. Great depth of flavor adds to the impressive complexity. It ends with a very nice hint of minerality and spice on the quite long finish. An absolutely lovely wine.
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