Salwey Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) Baden 2014


The Salwey winery of Badens Kaiserstuhl sub-region hardly needs an introduction. Established by the late Wolf Dietrich Salwey a major figure of the German wine scene during the last decades it is now more than ever one of the most consistently brilliant producers of those German wines that are neither sweet nor Riesling nor from the Mosel and therefore all but unknown in the English-speaking world.

Salweys Pinots Blanc and Gris have a reputation of ageing far better than most other because of their mineral grounding and the unspectacular but painstaking craft used in their making. The wine displays typical Pinot Blanc aromas; hay, flowers & buttered biscuits that is one side but then there is also camomile, beeswax honey and mellowed apples.

On the palate there is elegance but it is the youthfully tight acidity that helps to balance the wine.

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