Wittmann 100 Hills Pinot Gris 2021

Type: White
Country: Germany
Region: Rheinhessen
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Gris
Viticulture: Biodynamic | Certified Organic

Climate: Mild temperatures, surrounded by protective hills and forests, long sun hours and little rainfall
Terroir: Vines grow on limestone soil, with a mix of topsoils, including clay, marl and loess
Winemaking: Grapes are harvested by hand, and then processed with special presses that mimic the traditional pressing of grapes. After this, the wort passes through spontaneous fermentation with natural yeast

Color: Straw gold
The aroma of wine is filled with shades of ripe apples, delicate notes of nuts and fresh nuances of field herbs
Palate: The elegant and slightly creamy taste of wine is distinguished by its fine acidity, mineral and fruity-spicy tones. The aftertaste is long, juicy

About the Winery:
The Wittmann family has been growing grapes and producing wine in the small Rheinhessen village of Westhofen since 1663. Today, the estate cultivates 62 acres of vines in the rolling limestone hills found in the southern part of the region, just west of the Rhine River valley. They have been pioneers in developing the full-bodied, well-balanced style of dry wines for which the region has become known. And they were early adopters of organic (1990) and biodynamic (2004) viticulture.

Riesling is the dominant grape variety, accounting for 65% of the estate’s vineyard area. They also produce the three Pinot varieties (Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir), as well as Silvaner. In addition, small quantities of Scheurebe, Chardonnay and some minor varieties are grown.