Saturday, March 7, 2015

2013 VOLS (Mosel)

Helmut Plunien was born in Wiltingen, but before returning to the Saar, he made wine at Bürgerspital in Franken. This year he has beautiful new labels for the American market, taken from one of his predecessor estates, Altenhofer in Ayl. He now has 7 hectares in his estate. In 2013, the estate overall made 35 hl/ha, which sounds good by Burgundian standards, but in Germany, yields are higher, and that figure represents a small crop, although not as limited as those of many other producers. I continue to be highly impressed by the wines here. (Continue reading here.)