The Pfalz is a very warm and sunny region, often called the ‘Tuscany of Germany,’ so all of the Pinot varieties do well here. The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rose is a true rose, made with a brief maceration before pressing to extract color. It is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright berry and fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish. It’s perfect for holiday meals, especially when ham is involved.
VILLA WOLF VARIETAL WINES
The Villa Wolf varietal line-up includes exceptionally affordable, classic Pfalz wines made from traditional grape varieties. These value-priced wines combine Villa Wolf estate-grown fruit with grapes from contracted growers throughout the region.
THE PFALZ REGION
The Pfalz (aka ‘Palatinate’) region is in the Rhine river valley in southwest Germany, directly north of France’s Alsace region. The low-lying Haardt mountains protect the area from cold, wet Atlantic weather, making it one of the warmer and drier areas of Germany. Wine grapes do quite well here where it is possible to achieve full ripeness in every vintage. The predominant soil type in this area is well-drained, weathered sandstone. It produces wines with a fruit-driven purity and a stony structure.
VILLA WOLF ROSE
The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rose is made with fruit from vineyards farmed expressly for the purpose of producing a true rose (called Weissherbst in German). Only perfectly ripe, healthy grapes are selected. Upon harvest, the fruit is given a brief maceration (four to six hours) to extract a lovely salmon color from the Pinot Noir grapes. There is no saignee or coloring with red wine. The resulting wine is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish.
Appellation: Pfalz, Germany
Harvest: Harvested at optimal ripeness for a bright, fresh style. No overripe or botrytis affected fruit is allowed.
Vinification: True rose, with a brief maceration to extract the delicate color; fermentation in stainless steel tanks; no malolactic fermentation.
Residual sweetness: 12.5 grams/liter
Total acidity: 6.6 grams/liter