A tasty, lighter-bodied Pinot perfect for warmer weather, the Villa Wolf Pinot Noir from Germany.
100% Pinot Noir from Pfalz in southwest Germany directly north of Alsace. Half of the wine is aged for 15-18 months in French oak barriques (30% new) with the other half in stainless steel. The wine has 3.8 g/L of residual sugar.
Sample submitted for review. The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir has an SRP of $17 and is available for as low as $14. It is imported by Loosen Bros USA Ltd.
A medium-bodied, fruit-forward Pinot Noir from Germany’s Pfalz region along the Rhine River. Very appealing on its own or at the dinner table.
The 2017 Villa Wolf Pinot Noir begins with pleasing aromas of cherry, cola, strawberry, cranberry, red licorice and a little oaky spice. Tasting reveals a really nice example of German Pinot Noir, which is a bit lighter (light to medium-bodied) than what you find in many US examples. In the mouth it’s soft and easy to drink and features similar flavors to the nose with a bit of oaky spice leading into the dry, long finish.
If you enjoy this style, this is a really nice, affordable example that makes a great warm weather red.
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