Price:  £10.50 | Case Rate: £9.99
Ex Tax: £8.75

Villa Wolf - Pinot Noir Rose 2018

Information

  • Country: Germany
  • Wine Region: Pfalz
  • Wine Maker: Patrick Moellendorf and Sumi Gebauer
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol Percentage: 11.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
JR: 15.5 (2012) JS: 88 (2016) WE: 89 (2016) KWG: 88 (2015)

Wine tasting notes

The Pfalz is a very warm and sunny region, often called the “Tuscany of Germany,” so all of the Pinot varieties do well here. The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé is a true rosé, made with a brief maceration before pressing to extract color. It is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright berry and fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish.

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 (2012)15.5 pts

Quite reductive nose. Round (for a German wine) though brisk and perky too. Rather floral notes and certainly refreshing. This strikes me as one of those wines you could serve at a large reception and no one could possibly object. Baked-apple flavours, too.

James Suckling (2016)88 pts

Fresh, fruity and light with plenty of red berry fruit and a crisp finish, this slips down very easily.

Wine Enthusiast (2016)89 pts

Best Buy - While dry in style and subtle on the nose, this fruity fresh rosé offers loads of concentrated raspberry, melon and peach flavors. Light on its feet and imminently quaffable, it's an irresistible warm-weather sip at an approachable price.

Ken's Wine Guide (2015)88 pts

This pinkish orange colored wine opens with a mild tangerine bouquet with hints of watermelon, strawberry and wet stone. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, slightly acidic, fresh and a touch effervescent. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused gentle tangerine with hints of red cherry and faint pink grapefruit. The finish is dry and very refreshing. I would pair this good value Rose with shrimp cocktail on a hot summer day. Enjoy - Ken

Vinification Notes

Harvested at optimal ripeness for a bright, fresh style. No overripe or botrytis-affected fruit is allowed Fruit processed as quickly as possible to preserve freshness Brief maceration (6–8 hours) to extract the delicate color Fermentation and maturation in stainless steel tanks.No malolactic fermentation Light filtration before bottling. No other filtering or fining