Producer: Friedrich Becker Style: White Wine Grape Type:Chardonnay Origin:Germany Region: Pfalz
94 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2011
Subtle aromas of nectarine, vanilla and cinnamon. The wine's bright texture and crisp white peach flavor are more reminiscent of Chablis than Meursault, with graceful acidity keeping the palate fresh. With its depth, structure and excellent aging potential, this is truly a stunning German chardonnay.
German vintners and Germany's wine law have often been their own worst enemies, and consumers understandably bemoan the unintelligibility of the labels as well as the mediocre quality of so many commercial-grade wines. It is a shame if this situation acts as a barrier to appreciating some of the world's most distinctive and versatile wines. Read More »
The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed... Read More »
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