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Villa Wolf Pinot Noir 2017 - 750ml

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Winemaker Notes

Pinot Noir has a long tradition in the Pfalz region, where it is known as Spätburgunder.  Villa Wolf Pinot Noir is warm and medium-bodied, with a firm acid structure. Its bright black-cherry fruit is juicy, ripe, and forward, with a spicy midpalate. A minimum of twelve months of aging in French oak barriques gives the wine a smoky depth and a nice touch of earthy tannins. It’s an excellent, approachable red wine for everyday dining.

 

A very warm spring kicked off an early growing season in the Pfalz. It was slowed by about of frost in April that inhibited shoot growth and made training the vines very difficult. A warm, wet summer promoted rapid fruit development, but also botrytis. Through extensive vineyard work, however, our team was able to harvest a clean, healthy crop in September.  In spite of the challenges, the wines have excellent ripeness and bright, refreshing acidity.