Silky, Satiny Skin Contact: 2018 Enderle & Moll “Weiss & Grau”

Posted by Joe Salamone

This is one of the most elegant, silky, and tapered skin-contact wines we have ever tasted.

In some ways, it is inexplicable, but in the warm vintage of 2018, Sven Enderle and Florian Moll crafted their most delicate, most transparent, and most elegant “Weiss & Grau.”

This beautiful wine is linear and focused yet exotic. There's a perfumed honeysuckle nose and honeydew melon fruit. The wine is energized by a polished and silky mineral thread.

The 2018 “Weiss & Grau” is bright and ethereal. It's rare that skin contact wines are spoken about this way, but that's one of the things that makes Enderle & Moll so special. Weiss & Grau is so compelling. The marriage of the inherent tension of their cool-climate, northern location with the definition and grip of skin contact is amazing.

There's an impression of class and seamlessness that makes the wine almost feel classic. Yet this is not a classic. This is a Pinot Blanc-Pinot Gris, skin-contact bottling from one of the avant-garde originals of Germany: Enderle & Moll.

And today, we're happy to offer the 2018 “Weiss & Grau” at $21.95 per bottle, and down to $18.95 in 4-packs.

This bottle occupies a curious place. On the one hand, it is a wine-geek favorite, one of those culty steals snapped up by those in the know, vintage after vintage. On the other hand, the “Weiss & Grau” is a profound value, a “gateway” skin-contact wine to explore the potential of these complex and delicious wines.

The “Weiss & Grau” is perhaps the most iconic of their white wines: a field-blend mix, roughly half and half Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), and Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris). The grapes are brought in and stomped on, and then spend about one week on the skins, macerating, before the juice is pressed with the elevage taking place in large barrels.

If Enderle & Moll are most famous for their Pinot Noirs, the white wines have quietly become cult favorites. For both, though, the days of easy availability are over. This means don’t delay.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

2018 Enderle & Moll “Weiss & Grau”

Special Bottle Price: $21.95

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Special 4-Pack Price: $75.80 ($18.95/btl)

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