O Produtor, tasting note published in July 15th 1905
Gewürztraminer is an aromatic variety that produces very distinctive wines. Villa Wolf Gewürztraminer is clear, fruity and wonderfully light. It shows the aromatic charm of the grape with a delicious juicy texture and a delicate aroma of spices, exotic fruits and fresh roses. To maintain a lively balance in the wine, the fruit is harvested when it is perfectly ripe but not overripe.
The vines for Villa Wolf Gewürztraminer are sustainably farmed in accordance with German environmental regulations. They are harvested by hand in the field so that a selection of the best bunches can be made. Once in the winery, the vintage ferments in stainless steel tanks and then undergoes slight ageing on lees in these. The wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation, so as to maintain a certain acidity that gives it vivacity. Finally, the wine is lightly filtered before being bottled.
The goal at Villa Wolf is to produce wines that express the pure, authentic terroir of the Pfalz. Made in the classic style of the Pfalz, Villa Wolf Rieslings are drier and more full-bodied than Mosel Rieslings, with fully ripe fruit flavors and a characteristic stoniness in the aroma. The Pfalz region also has a long tradition with other grape varieties, allowing Ernst and his team to expand their winemaking palette to include Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer and Dornfelder. To preserve the naturally high quality of the vineyards, we employ sustainable viticultural practices and emphasize gentle handling of the fruit through traditional, minimalist winemaking.