Price:  £11.50 | Case Rate: £10.92
Ex Tax: £9.58

Villa Wolf - Pinot Noir 2016/2017

Information

  • Country: Germany
  • Wine Region: Pfalz
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
JR: 15.5 (2014) JS: 89 (2015) WE: 90 (2015)

Wine tasting notes

Villa Wolf Pinot Noir is warm and medium-bodied, with a firm acid structure. Its dark cherry fruit is juicy, ripe and forward, with a spicy mid-palate. Twelve months of barrique aging gives the wine a smoky depth and a nice touch of earthy tannins. This is a very grown-up Pinot Noir for the price, and an excellent wine for everyday dining.

Winery Information

Villa Wolf

Founded in 1756, in the Pfalz region of Germany, the J.L. Wolf estate (now called Villa Wolf) was a successful and highly regarded winery for more than two centuries. It entered an especially glamorous era with the construction of its Italianate estate house and villa in 1843. In the latter years of the 20th century, however, the estate languished, lacking a firm hand to guide its wine production. Ernst Loosen, of the Dr. Loosen estate, took over the vineyards in 1996, launching a dramatic.. read more

Expert Reviews

JancisRobinson.com (2014)15.5 pts

RS 19 g/l. Not very aromatic but there is a hint of something floral. Nicely balanced, good weight but only very mildly Gewürz in flavour. As it opens, the variety shows through more in a scented spice but it is quite a restrained, medium-dry style. (JH)

James Suckling (2015)89 pts

Delicate and fragrant, this reminds me of a village wine from a cool corner of Burgundy, but is softer on the finish then they normally are this young. Drink now or in 2018.

Wine Enthusiast (2015)90 pts

Best Buy - Luscious, sun-ripened blackberries and cherries are boldly concentrated in this easy drinking but elegantly composed Pinot Noir. Fresh acidity and fine-grained, pleasantly bitter tannins make it an approachable introduction to German Pinot with a gentle price tag. Drink now through 2020.

Vinification Notes

• Harvest: Picked at optimal ripeness for a clean, pure style. • Vinification: 100% de-stemmed. Fermented in stainless steel. Half of the cuvée is matured for 12-15 months in used oak barrels to add depth and complexity; half in stainless steel to preserve freshness