In a nutshell: Classically fragrant German Gewürztraminer from the Pfalz region.
The lowdown: The Villa Wolf estate is part of the renowned Ernst Loosen's stable in the up and coming Pfalz region along the River Rhine and from where are made some excellent and good value modern takes on traditional German varietals such as this aromatic Gewürztraminer. Its full of elderflower, rose petal and lychee aromas whih lead onto a light bodied yet mouth filling palate with a hint of sweetness. The bold aromatics really show off the charm of this grape variety with its deliciously juicy texture and fresh finish.
When to drink: The subtly perfumed nature and richness in the mouth make this a natural with a wide range of spicy Asian recipes.
The Villa Wolf estate lies in the picturesque village of Wachenheim in the Pfalz region in Germany. It is named after the beautiful Italianate Villa which was built in 1843 in an era of great success for this region. Ernst Loosen, of the Dr. Loosen estate in the Mosel area, took over the winery in 1996. His idea was to bring the experience in Riesling winemaking from the Mosel to the Pfalz, as well as producing wines from grapes that are typical for the Pfalz area, such as Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Dornfelder. Patrick Moellendorf, who has been at Villa Wolf since 2011, is in charge of viticulture and winemaking at Villa Wolf. They have applied for organic certification for the estate vineyards, which is targeted to be achieved in 2022 following the conversion period.