Pfalz

Hammel & Cie

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The Estate

The Hammel estate in Kirchheim has been a family-owned vineyard in Pfalz, Germany since 1723.  The brothers Martin and Christoph Hammel, continuing their family’s tradition into the 8th generation, operate the winery on the historic German Wine Route.  The estate’s vineyards have classic red sandstone cellars, and are centrally located in the 1,200 year old wine-growing town.  Influenced by the picturesque region, daily work in the vineyard and cellar, and the vibrancy of life in Pfalz, they have created distinctive wines expressing centuries old winemaking traditions to be savored in the modern age.


 

Collage Riesling Feinherb

Riesling QbA Feinherb Edition Collage

Vinification: Half of the wine is vinified sur lies in classic wooden barrels, with the remainder in modern stainless steel tanks

Alcohol Content: 12%

Tasting Notes: This semi-dry Riesling is fruity and elegant; wonderfully full-bodied and aromatic.

Food Pairings: Pairs extremely well with veal and poultry dishes.  Also delicious with ham, sausage, and fine cheeses.

Serving Temperature: Serve chilled between 7-9°C and enjoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Weisser Riesling Trocken

Weisser Riesling QbA Trocken

Vinification: Half of the wine is vinified sur lies in classic wooden barrels, with the remainder in modern stainless steel tanks

Alcohol Content: 12%

Winemaker Notes: “Elegantly fragrant. Fresh brine. Juicy. Cured ham. Summer meadow. Jazz. Farmer’s bread. Refreshing fruit. Hearty sausage. Chamber music. Noble smoked fish. Evening at the lake. Ice cold fresh spritzer. Charcoal grilled sausage. Rhythm & blues. Fresh oysters. Fruit tarte. Balcony. Dry. Spicy cheese. Cooking party with friends. Nuts. This wine embodies all of the great things in life.”

Serving Temperature: Between 4-6°C

Mosbacher Hof

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Forster Stift Riesling Qba Trocken

Mosbacher Hof - Forster Stift Riesling QbA trocken 1000 ml front label

Producer: Mosbacher Hof

This wine comes from very well positioned vineyards in the Rheinfalz where the minerality of the soil is best developed on its sunny slopes along the Rhine River.

Category: Wine – Still – White

Grape variety: Riesling

100% Riesling of this quality at this price in the DRY (Trocken) style are hard to find. It is refreshing and very lightly fruited.

Region: Pfalz, Germany

Appellation: Pfalz

Alcohol by volume: 12.0%

Tasting Notes and Food Pairing: The wine has a crisp acidity and bright green-apple notes shine through. Nicely balanced, it is a delightful sip by the pool but shows its best when paired with fresh seafood such as grilled sushi or scallops.

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Forster Ungeheuer Riesling Spatlese

Mosbacher Hof - Forster Ungeheuer Riesling Spätlese front label

Category: Wine – Still – White

Grape variety: Riesling

Region: Pfalz, Germany

Appellation: Pfalz

Vintage year: 2012

Alcohol by volume: 12.0%

Palate: Papaya and hints of honey with a long elegant finish

Food Pairing: Blue cheese, spicy chicken curry, and grilled fish steaks such as trout and saltimbocca

Tasting Notes: Lively peach flavor with mineral fruit sweetness. Presents itself with strength and elegance.

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Riesling Deidesheimer Hergottsacker Kabinett
Mosbacher Hof - Deidesheimer Herrgottsacker Riesling Kabinett front label

Category: Wine – Still – White

Grape variety: Riesling

Region: Pfalz, Germany

Appellation: Pfalz

Vintage year: 2012

Alcohol by volume: 12.0%

Palate: Peach and pineapple with a fine finish. Fresh Fruit driven and semi-sweet flavors of white pear, dragon fruit and kiwi flash on the palate with crisp clean acidity.

Food Pairing: Asparagus, mache (field salad) with chanterelles, sushi, and spicy Asian food.

Tasting Notes: The finish is bright and clean with flavors of lime and wet stone. Complete, complex and beautiful, this wine will satisfy anyone from the novice to the Riesling aficionado.

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Weingut Rings

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The Estate

Up until the early 1990s, Steffen and Andreas Rings’ father cultivated fruit orchards as well as vineyards.  The 2001 vintage marked a turning point for when the estate officially transitioned to 100% wine production.  Each successive year has seen a leap in quality, and in 2015 the winery was accepted as a member of the Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter e.V. (VDP).  Today, the winery covers a total area of 28.5 hectares in the Mittehaardt and is planted with 30% Riesling, 30% Spätburgunder, 20% Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris, and 20% Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Their highest quality vineyards are the Kallstadter Saumagen, Ungsteiner Weilberg, and Leistadter Felsenberg plots.

Weingut Rings is dedicated to eco-friendly viticulture, a very labor intensive pursuit.  In the vineyard, everything is manually done: thinning out of the leaves, removal of unwanted growths, halving of the grape bunches, sorting, and selection.  In the end, the Rings brothers’ desire to capture and preserve the essence of this extraordinary terroir, combined with their passion for winemaking, results in exceptionally produced wines that are delicious representatives of the Pfalz wine making region.

Vinification

The goal of the Rings brothers is to interfere as little as possible in the winemaking process.  The must is fermented using wild yeast, and the wine is never filtered or fined-in fact, it is moved as little as possible.  The wine is aged sur lie for several months in 600/1200 liter wooden casks.


Riesling Kalkmergel

Riesling Kalkmergel

Category: VDP Gutswein (Estate Wine)

Date of Harvest: Sept 16-Oct 10, 2015

Yield: 59 hl/ha

Vinification: 90% stainless steel & 10% big wooden casks

Alcohol Content: 11.5%

Acidity: 7.9 g/l

Residual Sugar: 5.1 g/l

Winemaker Notes: “From the young vineyards in Kallstadt. Ripe, yellow fruits and a slightly chalky aroma. Noticeably chalky on the palate, as well as crisp and spicy combined with fine acidity.”

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Riesling Ungsteiner Nussriegel

Riesling Ungsteiner Nussriegel Erste Lage

Location: This site is situated directly next to the Grand Cru Weilberg. Clay, loam and sandstone soils deliver full-bodied, harmonious wines.

Soil: Heavy loam soil with layers of clay and red sandstone

Category: VDP.Erste Lage (Premier Cru)

Date of Harvest: September 28, 2015

Yield: 40 hl/ha

Must Weight: 95° Oe

Maturation: 75% in stainless steel and 25% in large wooden casks

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Acidity: 7.8 g/l

Residual Sugar: 5.4 g/l

Winemaker Notes: “Aroma of ripe apricots in the nose; juicy, intense mouth-feel, yet spicy and compact with subtle glaze and a powerful length.”

2015 Reviews: “Grown on clayey loam and sandstone debris and aged on its full lees for eight months (25% oak Stückfass), the 2015 Riesling Ungsteiner Nussriegel is a bit reductive in the beginning and benefits from aeration. Floral and herbal flavors on the pretty deep nose intermix with ripe fruit flavors, crushed stones and some walnut flavors. The attack on the palate is vivaciously fresh, and the wine is pure, lean and mineral, the finish elegant, piquant and salty, with a nice mineral grip. The sandstone character comes through pretty clear here, but there is also flesh and roundness from the clay soils. This is an excellent dry Riesling on premier cru level.”-89+pts, Stephen Reinhardt, Wine Advocate

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Riesling Kallstadter Saumagen GG

Riesling Kallstadter Saumagen GG

Location: Kallstadter Saumagen. Marl lime mixed with countless small limestone rocks is typical for the famous Saumagen site.  From these meager soils is produced an extremely opulent wine, with a rich, mineral quality and excellent aging potential.

Soil: Loess and loam on limestone bedrock substrate

Category: VDP.Große Lage (Grand Cru)

Date of Harvest: Hand harvested September 28, 2015

Yield: 35 hl/ha

Must Weight: 98° Oe

Vinification: 70% stainless steel and 30% big wooden casks

Alcohol Content: 13.5 %

Acidity: 8.9 g/l

Residual Sugar: 5.2 g/l

Winemaker Notes: “Cool, mineral aroma of stone fruit; slightly smoky. Profoundly forceful, complex taste, yet elegant with notes of fully ripe yellow mirabelle and a compact, mineral core. With a present acidity and a long finish.”

2015 Reviews: “The 2015 Riesling (Kallstadter) Saumagen is brutally reductive on the nose, displaying more sulfur notes than anything else in the first moments, later on some floral and sweet herbal flavors show, although the sulfur remains. Again, the attack on the palate is surprisingly racy, but the wine itself is pure, lean and mineral, even more piquant than the Steinacker and the Nussriegel and significantly more closed…”-91+pts, Stephen Reinhardt, Wine Advocate

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