Dr Bürklin-Wolf and the World's Best Rieslings
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in News
We are lucky to have available tiny quantities of some of the world’s finest Rieslings, from Germany’s Dr Bürklin-Wolf – although they may all be sold by the time you read this.
The German wine industry has dealt with many challenges, but since the 1990s a group of key producers has emerged – or re-emerged – reinventing themselves and their wines.
Dr Bürklin-Wolf is one of the most important, tucked away in the Mittelhardt district of the Pfalz, geographically a northern extension of Alsace… or perhaps we should say Alsace is a southern extension of the Mittelhardt…
Either way, it’s true to say that Bürklin-Wolf has adopted a French, and specifically Burgundian, approach to vineyard classification, dividing their range of sites into four classes – Estate, Village, PC (premier cru) and GC (grand cru).
From these outstanding resources they make dry Rieslings of phenomenal concentration, wonderful fruit purity and incredible structure and finesse.
The tough 2013 vintage has delivered small quantities of exceptional wines – from the entry-level Dry Riesling at under $30 a bottle to the Kirchenstück GC Riesling Trocken – of which our allocation is just 20 bottles.
This is a wine ‘so pure, so elegant, so intense, so incredibly nervous, refined, transparent and salty, that there is no doubt that you have one of the greatest dry white wines on planet wine on your palate’ – 95+ points, Stephan Reinhardt, erobertparker.com.
If you’re a Riesling enthusiast, you may already have spoken with your Langton’s broker about these wines. If your broker doesn’t know you’re mad about Riesling, call him/her now.
Don’t want to miss out on the wines you are passionate about? Get yourself a broker.