Rheinhessen: Jürgen Hofmann Weisser Burgunder Trocken 2020
Great value 'estate-level' Pinot blanc (Weisser Burgunder) produced by the gifted Jürgen Hofmann, with pear aromas and a creamy finish.
Rich Pinot Blanc that thrives on 6 hectares of south-facing limestone soil in the north of the Rheinhessen.
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)||Pinot Blanc|
|Food & Wine Matching||Chicken and Turkey|
|Cellarage||Drink within three years of vintage.|
|Vinification||90% vinified in stainless steel tanks and 10% in oak barrels, prior to bottling in April immediately following the harvest.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||12.5|
In 1971 the Hofmann family farm, which had practiced mixed agriculture up to this point, turned its focus exclusively to winemaking. Taking over in 1998, Jürgen has enthusiastically developed this estate which lies between Mainz and Bingen in the north of the Rheinhessen. He and his wife, Carolyn Willems-Willems, farm their respective family vineyards (Carolyn’s are in the Saar) and make wine together. The labels for the estates’ traditional portfolios, one located in Oberemmel, the other in Appenheim, bear individual illustrations that encapsulate the distinctive character of each wine and the soil on which it is grown. Jürgen has extensive winemaking experience across the work having trained at the renowned wine school in Geisenheim followed by stints in South Africa, California and Romania and for renowned German producer ‘Reh-Kendermann’.
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Rheinhessen: Jürgen Hofmann Weisser Burgunder Trocken - Yapp Brothers One Minute Review
Grant Berry reviews the Weisser Burgunder from Jurgen Hoffmann. Commonly known as Pinot Blanc, this wine has wonderful melon and pear aromas, a silky texture with hints of citrus, and a herby mineral finish. Would match with fish or buttery sauces.Yapp Brothers Videos