Villa Wolf

Villa Wolf Wachenheimer Belz Riesling 2015

The Wachenheimer Belz Riesling is delicate and stony, with a mid-palate warmth that is just starting to emerge. This is a wine that needs several years in to bottle to develop its full potential. It is dominated by apple and ripe pear flavours that carry plenty of creaminess and minerality. Smoky notes emerge on the rich and well-spiced finish, ending clean and pure-tasting.

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Villa Wolf estate-grown Rieslings are made from single-vineyard sites in Wachenheim and Forst. They are produced in the traditional dry (Trocken) style of the Pfalz, and only one wine is made from each estate vineyard. The village of Wachenheim lies at the center of the esteemed “Mittelhaardt” area of the Pfalz, which historically has been the source of the region’s finest wines. The Belz (pronounced “BELTS”) vineyard, one of the finest in the village of Wachenheim, is the only site in the area with a significant amount of chalk (shell limestone) in the soil. It produces distinctive wines with a rounded structure and an engaging grapefruit note in the aroma. This premier cru site is wholly owned by the Villa Wolf estate.

About the winemakers

Patrick and Sumi met while working in the cellar at Dr. Loosen. Together they now manage the entire winemaking process at Villa Wolf, from vine to cellar. They share Ernst Loosen’s philosophy that great wines are created on the vine, so they employ sustainable practices to foster a balanced environment in the vineyards.