Wunderwerk Grauburgunder 2021

3.9/5 Vivino Rating

Grape: Pinot Gris
Alcohol: 13% abv
Type: Dry White
Vintage: 2021
Format: 75cl
Classification: Ortsweine (Village Wine)
Region: Rheinhessen
Country: Germany

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Description

The grapes for the Dreissigacker Wunderwerk Pinot Gris come from biodynamically cultivated top locations in Bechtheim. The humus-rich soils of lime and loess loam form the optimal basis for the Pinot grape variety Pinot Gris. The Pinot Gris vines for Wunderwerk are now between 15 and 20 years old, and the roots are correspondingly deep. This creates complexity and layers in the wine and makes this Pinot Gris particularly storable. To increase quality, the half the Wunderwerk grapes are green harvested in early summer. This gives the berries enough space to develop freely without squeezing each other and absorbing the full power of the vine. During the selective harvest by hand, they are carefully placed in small standard containers and, upon arrival at the Dreissigacker winery, gently pressed down with the feet. After up to 10 hours on the mash, the grapes are gently pressed in several passes over several hours. The process of aging the wine in the cellar is just as careful as in the vineyard. Because, as is usual at Dreissigacker, gentle processing has the highest priority in all steps of winemaking. The precious grapes for the this Pinot Gris are conveyed exclusively by gravity. No use pumps out of conviction, as these would only strain the wines unnecessarily. The must is also managed without the use of treatment agents during the entire manufacturing process. In order to create optimal conditions for the natural yeasts and the subsequent spontaneous fermentation, the must is pre-clarified by short sedimentation. This preserves the natural yeast flora. This Pinot Gris is aged 100% in Tonneau wooden barrels, both new and multiple use of 500 liter barrels. The varying allocation ensures the round roasted aroma and helps the wine to achieve a special harmony. In addition, wines matured in wood benefit from long storage. The Pinot Gris rests on the full yeast for around 9 months, then on the fine yeast until it is bottled. Due to the expansion in wood and the long yeast storage, the wine develops optimally and harmoniously and is particularly storable. Its elegant and powerful character goes extremely well with char, with lemon sauce and creamy risotto. Tender green asparagus on poached quail eggs with crunchy pumpernickel croutons is also an excellent food pairing for the this Pinot Gris from the wooden barrel.



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