Rheinhessen: Jürgen Hofmann 'Steinberg' Chardonnay Trocken 2017
Talented winemaker Jürgen Hofmann makes just 100 cases of this delicious, barrel-fermented Chardonnay in each vintage. If you are fans of nervy white Burgundy without the hefty price-tag (and who isn't?), this one's for you.
The Rheinhessen is the largest of Germany's 13 quality wine producing regions with around 25,000 hectares under vine, 70% of which produces white wine. Bordered by the Rhine river to the East and North and the Nahe river in the West, the soil types are varied and the undulating terrain supports mixed farming alongside viticulture.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Germany, Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Baden|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Chardonnay|
|Food & Wine Matching||Chicken and Turkey, White Fish|
|Vinification||Late-picked grapes are allowed to naturally ferment in oak barrels and the wine to develop on the lees over winter.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
In 1971 the Hofmann family farm, which had practiced mixed agriculture up to this point, turned its focus exclusively to winemaking. Joining in 1998, Jürgen has enthusiastically developed this estate which lies between Mainz and Bingen in the north of the Rheinhessen.View more wines from this producer...