2019 Villa Wolf Wachenheimer Riesling


Classy, minerally Pfalz Riesling made under the watchful eye of Erni Loosen.




About The Wine

This village level Riesling is packed full of pebbly minerality, herbal tea and yellow stonefruit flavours.

It is mostly sourced from the Königswingert single vineyard site, renowned as one of the stoniest in the region.

Wachenheim is one of the great wine villages of the middle Pfalz, and is home to the beautiful Italianate Villa Wolf winery.

About Villa Wolf

The fortunes of the historic JL Wolf estate in the village of Wachenheim in the Pfalz took a distinct upward turn when the legend that is Erni Loosen took control in 1996.

The new Villa Wolf estate allowed Erni to play with other varieties apart from Riesling, including Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris.

But Riesling is of course the main focus - to generalise terribly the wines from the Pfalz are richer and drier than the Loosen wines in Mosel, 160-odd kms to the north west.

The Villa Wolf Estate
The Villa Wolf Estate
Pfalz, Germany
Additional Info

From The Producer

The Wachenheimer Riesling is mainly made from the Wachenheimer Königswingert. This vineyard between Wachenheim and Bad Dürkheim is in a much cooler location than our other vineyards and benefits from its very inhomogeneous soil from weathered red sandstone and a high proportion of clay. This enables us to combine a light structure with a fully ripe aroma. We also rely on time for this wine - it is only separated from the full yeast after 10 months. This gives us a very creamy character paired with a finely balanced acidity and aromas of yellow stone fruit.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Drink Until : 2028

Villa Wolf Cellars
Villa Wolf Cellars
Pfalz, Germany
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"Generous and full of life with plenty of citrus and fresh herbs, the balance of ripeness and crisp acidity very attractive. Long, lemony finish. Tank sample. 91-92 Points." - Stuart Pigott (


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