Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Riesling Ungeheuer G.C. 2022

99 J. Suckling, 97 R. Parker Wine Advocate
119,00 €
158,67 € pro 1 l
inkl. 19% USt. , zzgl. Versand (Standard)
  • Lieferstatus: auf Lager
  • Lieferzeit: 2 - 5 Werktage (DE - Ausland abweichend)
0,75 l
Beschreibung

Am Fuße des Haardtgebirges gelegene Forster Toplage. Unser Anteil beträgt 0,9 ha und befindet sich im historisch wertvollsten Teil des Ungeheuers. Der Name geht zurück auf den Familiennamen eines
ehemaligen Deidesheimer Stadtschreibers. Die südöstliche Hangneigung bewirkt eine rasche Erwärmung des vulkanischen Basaltgesteins, die dichten Ton- und Sandschichten sorgen für den optimalen Wasserhaushalt und die Aufnahme von Mineralien.

 

- 99 Punkte JAMES SUCKLING: „The radical structure is wrapped in fabulous richness to create a wonderfully captivating whole. Yes, this has deep stone fruit and orange aromas, but at the moment this is the least obvious side of this embryonic masterpiece. The almost supernatural energy in here is very hard to wrap your head around and it will take this giant a while to open up. Mind-blowingly long and intense finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Wild-fermented in large neutral oak. Vegan. Drink or hold.“

- 97 Punkte Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, S. Reinhardt: „The 2022 Ungeheuer G.C. is pure, very clear and intense on the slightly reductive nose that intermingles iodine and flinty notes with ripe Riesling aromas and some citric nuances. Silky, refined but dense and concentrated on the palate, this is a full-bodied, rich and concentrated, enormously saline and viral, salivating and tannic Riesling with a bitter finish. This wine deserves our patience. 12% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted at the domaine in November 2023. Drink Date: 2024-2060“

The weather in 2022 was "not bad at all," says Nicola Libelli, cellar master and technical operations manager at Bürklin-Wolf, "at least until the beginning of July." There was still rain in June, but a dry phase lasting several weeks set in in July. However, this led more to "stress in the head" than in the well-supplied vineyards, which have been cultivated biodynamically for many years and have their own compost.

"We have been building up the soil there for more than 20 years, planting and cultivating it and, where necessary, systematically reducing yields. This was particularly necessary in the young plants in order to relieve the pressure on the vines during the drought," explains Libelli.

However, even in a challenging vintage such as 2022, there is no rule except to take a close look at each plot during the growing season in order to decide what needs to be done. Libelli undertakes these "tours" with his field manager Jan Hock, who both have a great passion for their own compost, which Libelli describes as a "game changer."

"Thanks to our measures, our humus content has risen from 1% to 3%," explains Hock.

That may not sound like much, but it is more than respectable given the fact that only around 0.1% humus can be built up each year. "The humus helps to buffer weather extremes, regardless of whether they bring prolonged drought or heavy rainfall," says Hock.

Also noteworthy are the low pH values, which were 3.1 in the 2018, 2020 and 2021 vintages according to analyses.

In the third week of August 2022, it then rained "a little," says Libelli, and the greenery sprouted. But then? "It really rained! ... September was an extremely wet month with over 100 liters of rainfall. But we were still able to harvest during the dry phases. The grapes were ripe, even physiologically ripe." It was a stop-and-go harvest. "We picked seven to 10 days before most of our colleagues and were ridiculed for it. But we have rather light must weights, which are based on ripe fruit."

The chilled, handpicked grapes for estate wine were pressed at 84° Oechsle, but even the warm Kirchenstück, "the Montrachet of the Palatinate" according to owner Bettina Bürklin-von Guradze, yielded grapes that were no higher than 92° Oechsle.

"When harvesting, we look for ripeness but also for tension and complexity," says Libelli, who wants to produce "clear, fine, pure and, at the same time, complex" Rieslings that have "all the vibrant power, tension and structure that you can expect from some of the greatest terroirs in Germany,"

The estate's total yield for Riesling 2022 averaged 36 hectoliters per hectare. This is well below the maximum limit for the VDP quality level "Grosses Gewächs" (GG), which is referred to here as "G. C." (for grand cru). "That was the amount that the vines were able to produce in a vintage like 2022 without suffering," says Libelli.

The collection of the 2022 vintage at Bürklin-Wolf is outstanding and marks one of the best vintages in the whole of Germany. The 2022 Pechstein G. C. is one of the outstanding Rieslings of the vintage, possibly even ahead of the even more expensive Kirchenstück G. C.

If you want to find the finest Rieslings without having to bleed financially, you will also find them among the premiers crus, among which the Wachenheimer Gerümpel P. C. and the Böhlig P. C. come closest to the grands crus in terms of finesse and expression.

The dry Village Rieslings are always a safe bet, and in 2022 the Weissburgunder Gutswein also stands out. This is a classy Pinot Blanc to go with food, which Libelli describes as "our Aligoté."

Even the estate wines ("Gutswein") at Bürklin are partly vinified in wood (40%, with 60% in stainless steel) and have been fermented at higher temperatures since 2020 to complete fermentation quickly and completely and avoid any hint of cheesy fruit aromas. A long sur lies aging period, during which malolactic fermentation may take place, also contributes to this.

Due to the quantity of 8,000 bottles, there are up to five bottlings of the Riesling estate wine, which remains on the lees until March, each with a different length of élevage on the fine lees.

The premiers crus lie on the lees until May, the grands crus until June. Bottling takes place one month later in each case. The grands crus are not put on sale until April of the following year. However, top wines such as Kirchenstück and Pechstein are usually sold out by the fall.

In the last three years in particular, the Dr. Bürklin-Wolf has established itself as a model German domaine whose Rieslings are a benchmark.

James Suckling: 99 JS
Produkt: Weisswein
Inhalt: 0,75 l
Klassifzierung: Grosses Gewächs
Parker Wine Advocate: 97 RPWA
Jahrgang: 2022
Land: Deutschland
Rebsorte(n): Riesling
Region: Pfalz
Inhalt: 0,75 l
% vol Alk: 12,5
Säure g/l: 6.30000000
Notizen des Weinguts: Am Fuße des Haardtgebirges gelegene Forster Toplage. Unser Anteil beträgt 0,9 ha und befindet sich im historisch wertvollsten Teil des Ungeheuers. Der Name geht zurück auf den Familiennamen eines ehemaligen Deidesheimer Stadtschreibers. Die südöstliche Hangneigung bewirkt eine rasche Erwärmung des vulkanischen Basaltgesteins, die dichten Ton- und Sandschichten sorgen für den optimalen Wasserhaushalt und die Aufnahme von Mineralien. JAHRGANG Dieser Jahrgang ist wieder etwas ganz Besonderes. Das sehr milde Frühjahr mündete in einen warmen und trockenen Sommer. Es war schon sehr bald erkennbar, dass ein Lesebeginn Anfang September für die Rieslinge wahrscheinlich war. Somit konnten wir die Weinberge entsprechend früh vorbereiten, was mit den einsetzenden Niederschlägen zu Beginn des Septembers von unschätzbarem Vorteil war. So waren wir in der Lage, innerhalb der ersten Septemberwoche sämtliche G.C. und P.C. Rieslinge in den Keller zu holen. Der Lohn waren perfekt reife, sehr gesunde Trauben, die uns trotz des warmen Sommers mit einer strahlenden Säure, wenig Alkohol und einer sehr ausdrucksstarken Mineralität beeindrucken. Die Weine eines warmen Jahrgangs, die aber sehr viele Attribute eines kühlen Jahrgangs in sich vereinen. LESE Selektive Handlese gesunder und vollreifer Trauben, anschließend schonende Kelterung.
Potenziell allergene Substanzen: Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.
Warnungen: Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.
Hersteller: Weingut Dr. Bürklin-Wolf, Ringstrasse 4, 67157 Wachenheim
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