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Andreas Bender, Weissburgunder, 2022

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 Fresh, Stone Fruits, Lively

Mosel / White / Riesling / Organic

Farming

Organic

Producer

Andreas Bender

Grape

Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc)

Wine Type

White 

Country

Germany

Region

Mosel

Vintage

2022

Alcohol

12%

Size

750ml

 

Also known as Pinot Blanc, this comes from 30 year-old vines on steep slopes with slate soils. Spontaneous fermentation followed by temperature controlled fermentation in old oak casks, then matured in stainless steel tanks to capture the crispness and full flavours of authentic Pinot Blanc. Finished wine has 5g of residual sugar. A wine with great delicacy, a round, silky mouthfeel and a soft stone fruit core with great sharpness on the finish.

Notes on the producer

Born in Leiwen in the Mosel in 1980, Andreas Bender first learnt about soil, viticulture and terroir from his father, a vine propagator, and made his own wine when he was just thirteen years old. He knew from an early age that this is what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Andreas went on to study at Geisenheim and spent a few years working for different wineries in Germany, France, Italy and the USA before starting his own project with his family’s vineyards in 2008. His philosophy is really quite unique in the world of German wine: instead of following the widely accepted German model whereby top single vineyards are vinified and bottled separately, he blends them according to three different styles: Dajoar, Paulessen and Hofpäsch. While on the one hand his ideas are very modern, when it comes to winemaking itself, Andreas is very committed to tradition: he believes careful cellar work, simple winemaking methods and natural fermentation.

 

 

 

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