The wine region of Pfalz will always be one of my favourites for German wines with a twist. Being further south than the other regions, soils, climate, and production styles usually create something unique in the glass. Villa Wolf Pinot Noir, 2019 is no exception to the uniqueness rule.
Villa Wolf Pinot Noir makes our LCBO Wine Find as it comes in at $14.95 CAD and is beyond delicious. Hand-harvested, hand-sorted grapes found in the flatlands of their Wachenheim sites go into this bottle.
About Villa Wolf Pinot Noir, 2019
Light ruby red in your glass as one would expect with cool-climate Pinot Noir, especially with lower elevation. High aromatics of red cherry, cranberry, blackberry, violet, anise, and dark chocolate are present on the nose. On the palate, the complexity persists. Abundant cherry, raspberry, strawberry, plum, oregano, olive, liquorice, and sanguine notes guided from the minerality of the sites varied soil composition. With all that is happening in this bottle, it is hard to believe it can be yours at the LCBO (Vintages) for only $14.95!
As of 1996, Weingut Dr Loosen owns and operates Villa Wolf. Despite the ownerships immenseness, Villa Wolf wines are still distinct. They've clearly let the climate and soils drive what they produce, and I appreciate that!
Spätburgunder, German Pinot Noir, has its place in my books, and with such approachable pricing, more should be encouraged to give these wines a try.