“Plump yellow plums and white peaches shine sunny and bright throughout this rounded rich Weissburgunder (aka Pinot Blanc). It’s forward and luscious on the palate, yet crisply balanced, maintaining a flirtatiously sweet-tart composure that’s enticing and gulpable.” (Wine Enthusiast 2016: 91/100) “Very attractive, nutty nose with a touch of fresh butter. Although it is bone-dry, this is silky in texture on the front palate. Then comes great harmony of lively acidity, chalky and herbal notes at the long finish. Drink or hold.“ (James Suckling 2017: 93/100)
Food Pairing: cheese, mushroom risotto, poultry.
The Thörle family owns excellent parcels in Saulheim’s Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyard sites in Rheinhessen with a large diversity of terroir. Since 2006, the fortunes of the wine estate have been in the hands of the next generation in the form of Johannes and Christoph Thörle, who manage the winery with innovative skill and set the estate’s focus more on the traditional varietals Riesling and Pinot Noir.
The vineyards are managed organically, and the domaine is being taken in a biodynamic direction. The Thörle brothers obtain their distinctive, mineral Riesling and delicate Pinot Noir from the characteristically calcareous limestone soils.