Wine orange natural German
Electric Chardonnay Acid Test is a mind-bender. The Chardonnay is planted on limestone soils and the bit of Riesling gives it an extra jolt. Rocky, mineral, and supple this fascinating Chardonnay is filled with golden apples and ripe pears. The Brand brothers make soulful wines that are defining what the northern Pfalz region is capable of.
This classic Mosel Kabinett is harvested from higher-elevation parcels owned by Dr. Loosen in the villages of Bernkastel, Graach, and Wehlen. The wine is bright and pure with the vibrant white peach fruit and a floral, flinty minerality that is so typical from blue slate. A plush attack on the mid-palate leads to a deliciously…
MANDARIN ORANGE – LILAC – SUCCULENT
The Freese Vineyard is essentially a northern extension of Breakneck. We can think of these two sites as siblings, their composition is similar (comparable soils, same grape) but the way they carry themselves (the fruit, the flavors, the aromas) show total individualism. Freese is prudent and precise, offering ripeness and restraint, while Breakneck carries intensity and drama.
East side Seneca Lake – Lodi
Soils: loam with shale
Harvest Date: Oct. 20
Hand-harvested, sorted, and whole cluster pressed
Fermented with indigenous yeasts in barrel
Residual Sugar: 0.2% (2 g/L)
Alcohol: 12% by vol.
Production: 137 cases
Soil: Clay with limestone
Age of vines: 65+ years
Elevation: average 259 meters (850 feet)
Vinification: The grapes are picked by hand and crushed whole. Fermentation with native yeast in
stainless steel tanks with temperature control. The wine is aged in large oak casks (foudres) and
maturing on fine lees until late Spring. Bottled in August the following year of harvest.
GUIDE GAULT & MILLAU LE VIN EDITION – “Dominique Mallo is a grand specialist of Riesling, which he
makes a success of marvelously, in particular on the Grand Cru Rosacker.”
Vineyard: Vines face East, located in the heart of the Grand Cru Rosacker, adjacent
to the Clos Ste. Hune. Rosacker lies between Hunawihr and Ribeauville.