Wine Okonomierat Rebholz, R Hansjorg Rebholz Chardonnay, 2019, Pfalz, Germany, biodynamic
Deep and rich texture, with citrus fruits, pineapple and melon in the nose and on palate.
White - full bodied Chardonnay with a serious aging potential.
The bouquet is reminiscent of citrus fruits, pineapple and melon. In addition, aromas of walnut, butter and honey can be tasted. In terms of colour, the wine shines in medium straw yellow. remains on the palate for a long time. Reminds of Corton Charlemagne Chardonnay from Burgundy.
Oven baked rabit leg, grilled white asparagus, chicken in white sauce
Since 2006 the vineyards are farmed bio-dynamically.and are among some of oldest Chardonnay vineyards in Germany planted in 1980. Chardonnay vines grow on loess and limestone soils in and around Siebeldingen. Loess was blown up as a very fine dust and collected, in layers of varying thickness, in hollows. This happened until the last ice age (Würm), which ended 10 000 years ago. Loess is an ocher yellow coloured, very calcareous silt. The high chalk content in the soil is the best precondition for great Chardonnay and Burgundy/Pinot!
10 months in French and Palatinate oak on the lees
After selective hand harvesting of the grapes, they get destemmed and rest with berry skin contact for 24 hours. After careful and gentle straining, the clarification happens through sedimentation. Then juice is fermented mainly in new barriques, which are made from French and also palatinate oak. After 9 months resting and ripening on the full yeast, the wine is taken from it in August 2019 for bottling
like all great Chardonnay wines, Astheimer Chardonnay will reach its perfect drinking maturity in a few years. The longer you wait, the better it gets.