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The Wine Society’s Generation Series Wachenheimer Riesling 2021

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This riesling to celebrate our anniversary is a blend of two Wachenheimer vineyards: Gerümpel and Goldbächel, picked and fermented together in large and venerable oak casks which helps give the wine added patina and weight without the wine tasting of oak. The vintage was an extraordinary one, relatively cool, sometimes damp and benefitting from a fine Indian summer. Wachenheimer rieslings are often pungent and spicy, no doubt due to vocanic soils. This is savoury and dry with hints of peach and lime. For a video message from the winemaker, and for more on the story of this wine, please scroll down.
Price: £19.00 Bottle
Price: £228.00 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: GE16011

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 2 - Dry
  • Riesling
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2032
  • 12% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
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Generation Series Wachenheimer Riesling 2021

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Dry German riesling is part of the bedrock on which The Society was built. And what better example in today’s world than a riesling from Bürklin-Wolf? The relationship goes back before any mention in our archives; the people have changed, of course, and the direction of travel has changed too. At the helm today is Bettina Bürklin von Guradze who inherits a 400-year-old tradition, with riesling accounting for most of her production.

The company has grown into a cutting-edge operation. Quality has become Bettina’s obsession and their style is, almost without exception, dry. German wine law is complicated and probably outdated. Together with the VDP consortium of top estates, Bürklin led the initiative to clean up labels, taking Burgundian methods to rank vineyards by quality. Olivier Humbrecht of Alsace was a good friend who encouraged a gradual conversion to biodynamics.

We asked Bürklin to do something quite exclusive and special for us. It is an Ortswein or village wine and, naturally, we chose Wachenheim where they are so well placed.

Weingut Dr. Bürklin-Wolf

The reputation of this famous estate was made in the 20th century by the formidable Dr Bürklin-Wolf with his great sweet wines. Under his daughter Bettina's guidance all the wines are now fully fermented out and dry, and the vineyards are farmed organically/biodynamically, without herbicides or pesticides. Bürklin-Wolf's greatest and longest living wines come from their splendid holdings in Forst; Pechstein, Kirchenstück, Jesuitengarten, Ungeheuer with each producing riesling of remarkable individuality, reflecting their different soils of volcanic basalt. They also make delicious fine and charming wine from the Wachenheimer vineyards, particularly Gerümpel, and softer full-flavoured Ruppertsberger Geisbuhl.

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Sourced from one of the Society’s longest-standing partners, Bürklin-Wolf in Germany’ Pfalz region, this comes from two of its top biodynamic vineyards: Gerümpel and Goldbächel. There’s lime leaf and...
Sourced from one of the Society’s longest-standing partners, Bürklin-Wolf in Germany’ Pfalz region, this comes from two of its top biodynamic vineyards: Gerümpel and Goldbächel. There’s lime leaf and crisp Granny Smith apple with some teasing tropical fruit notes on the nose, while the racy, energetic palate offers plump orchard fruit underpinned by a firm citrus acidity and the faintest prickle of spice. A captivating wine, it is also available in magnum.
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The Wine Society has, since its earliest years, always listed dry Rieslings from the Rhine. This iteration, from one of the retailer’s oldest suppliers, is therefore a natural addition to the celebratory...
The Wine Society has, since its earliest years, always listed dry Rieslings from the Rhine. This iteration, from one of the retailer’s oldest suppliers, is therefore a natural addition to the celebratory Generation Series. Fresh and lifted nose, built around a core of fleshy peach, Asian Pear, lime and green apple, lined by a subtle flintiness and oiliness. Vibrant and persistent in the mouth, with an elegant, yet robust, acid line and refreshing minerality lifting the richness of the orchard and citrus fruit. Lingering spicy touches add complexity and energy.
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