Von Winning, Sauvignon II
High acidity Sauvignon Blanc from Pfalz, with a great personality and unique style, somewhere between a new world Sauvignon Blanc and a Riesling. An unmistakable aroma of juicy gooseberries, limes, and fine herbs. Well balanced and a nice long and refreshing saline finish, which is the hallmark of these great wines.
If you want to try something different, without venturing too far from the path, this is your wine. I love the reaction from customers when I tell them it’s a Sauv Blanc, an easy wine to sell in the bar and a constant crowd-pleaser. Very fresh, try it with a good shellfish or vegetarian dish as well as a good cheese, such as Larry’s Galway Goat Farm cheese or The Gallery’s Wookey Hole Cave Aged number – unreal with Repayner VSOP too…
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One of Germany’s oldest and most prestigious wineries, Weingut von Winning was founded in 1849 and revived as a family enterprise in 2007 by the late Achim Niederberger, bringing in the extremely talented Stephan Attman as winemaker and assisted by Andreas Huetwohl.
Practicing organic and with enviable holdings of Grosses Gewächs vineyards across the villages of Ruppertsberg, Deidesheim, and Forst. Von Winning produces the most internationally renowned dry wines in Germany.
The Von Winning philosophy has historically relied on respectful cooperation with nature, with no use of herbicides or synthetical fertilizers in the vineyard, no fining, and no use of pumping or filtration. Going against the more common (and less expensive) use of stainless steel fermentation, all of Von Winning’s Rieslings are fermented in oak barrels of different sizes, which contributes to their structure and complexity
Attmann describes his winemaking as “not doing the wrong thing at the wrong time.” The estate’s premium wines are treated with a minimalist approach and with the highest respect in the cellar. Gentle clarification, natural and spontaneous fermentation, and the abandonment of fining agents create wines with a distinctive indigenous and very elegant style. Pumping the juice or wine is never necessary for the gravity flow winery, allowing for minimal, and gentle vinification.
Tasted for the second time in May this year, von Winning’s 2019 Sauvignon Blanc II offers a clear and refreshing Sancerre-like bouquet of white and green fruits along with herbaceous and flinty aromas. Round and fruity on the palate, with good freshness and a silky texture, this is a medium-bodied, very elegant, stimulatingly salty and grippy Sauvignon Blanc with a mouthwatering finish. It is much better this time than when tasted soon after the bottling half a year ago.