Orange Pinot Blanc nv

Winery Balthazar-Ress

Region Rheingau, Germany

Grapes Pinot Blanc 100%
ProfileThis is a very pretty orange wine. Sometimes orange wines can be aggressive, or "interesting" but not necessarily delicious. This is actually quite delicious. Notes of tangerine and papaya, with a bit of tamarind. The tannins are noticeable, but not overbearing. Quite refreshing actually!
Grape GrowingThe grapes for the "Orange" come largely from a selection of the best grapes from the Hattenheimer Hassel. The loess-loam soil prevailing there ensures an optimal water supply for the vines. The grapes for this wine come from a very strict selection from the best plots of the vineyard and are harvested by hand.
WinemakingAfter the grapes are carefully harvested by hand and transported to the winery, they are destemmed and placed in large tanks for fermentation. The entire process is not only as gentle as possible, but also as natural as possible. An important criteria of the "Orange" production is the processing of the Weissburgunder grapes. These are in fact treated like red wine grapes and fermented on the skins, so that the color of the skins as well as the tannins in the skins can be extracted. This gives the wine its particular color and flavor. For the final maturation, the "Orange" is then stored for several months in used wooden barrels.
More About the WineBalthasar Ress has an outstanding portfolio of the best Rheingau vineyard sites. The proportion of sites classified as VDP. Grosse Lage and VDP. Erste Lage is around 70%.

Wine Data

Alc12

TA7,0 g/l

RS0,1 g/l

Sulfurtotal 8mg/l free 3mg/l

Soilloess loam, gradient,

Altitude120 m 393 ft

Vineyard Agena

Production Size1200 cases

PairingHard cheese, especially parmesan, Carbonara, Chicken tagine, Pilaf, Pumpkin, Squash, Teriyaki, Mongolian sauce. Cuisines: Central Italian, Moroccan, Caucasian, Japanese, Chinese

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