2016 Willems-Willems Pinot Blanc
From the Winery
Our Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc) vines thrive on the warm, southwest facing and gray slate slopes of the Saar River. The slow release of collected warmth from the sun helps the grapes endure a long hang time in order to reach a maximum level of ripeness. These optimal conditions in turn produce a lush and juicy wine with tropical notes of melon and banana. The diamond on the label was selected to represent the defining and fine-spun Saar acidity, renowned the world over for its grace and clarion charms.
About the Winemaker
Carolin Hofmann, born Willems
From a young age, Carolin Hofmann worked alongside her parents in their family's winemaking estate. In 2001, she began producing her own wines. Her goal from the outset was to establish her reputation on the basis of high-quality dry and off-dry Rieslings. A difficult challenge in the Saar indeed, where the leading producers have traditionally made their names through tantalizing naturally sweet wines.
With the benefit of hindsight, the wisdom of Carolin Hofmann's approach has become clear: "Original, self-possessed Saar stars" that stand out for their "brilliant, gentle harmony," praised the industry journals. Stuart Pigott proclaimed the university-trained oenologist as "The Young Female Winegrower of the Year for 2010," and in 2013 she claimed 1st place in the category of dry wines up to 12.5% a.b.v. in the trade journal, WEINWIRTSCHAFT.
100% Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc)
About the Image: This is a bottle shot of the German label. The export label is printed in English and says "2016 Pinot Blanc Dry".
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