Vom Boden Summer Experience Mixed 6 Pack
6 Bottle Case
Item No. vbsummer6
About This Wine
Here it is - the vom Boden "summer experience" mixed 6-pack!
Curated selection inspired by the recent NY Times feature here.
The New York Times / vom Boden "summer experience" 6-pack includes 1 bottle each of:
2019 Beurer Trollinger
We begin with a light, chillable red, the one and only old-vine Trollinger (in Italy they call the grape Schiava) from the BMX-biodynamic-guru Jochen Beurer. Obviously grapes don't care about the borders of countries and this grape has a long history in Germany. This is a culty, beautiful red that is perfect for summer or autumn. Asimov writes, "light and graceful, it has plenty of spicy red fruit flavor with an underlying note of refreshing, stony bitterness that send you back for more."
2019 Brand Chardonnay "Electric Chardonnay Acid Test"
The young Brand brothers have quickly become some of the most talked about growers in Germany. Farming a cool, limestone-riddled area in the northern Pfalz, the soil and climate is perfect for the Burgundian varieties (which have been in Germany for about 700 years) including Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and today's hero, Chardonnay. Yet this Chardonnay comes with a lightning bolt of acidity - this is electric, Chardonnay doing its best cool-climate impersonation of Riesling.
2018 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir "Liaison"
Enderle & Moll were among the first growers in Germany to really focus on vine-age and not just ripeness. While their style is about as transparent as it gets, there is no denying the fireworks and depth of fruit from the great, great 2018 red-wine vintage in Germany. Profound juice. Cult producers and to my palate, one of the best vintages they've ever made.
2019 Hild Elbling
An admission: my heart was broken when the Hild family was not included in the Asimov piece. They make what must be considered the benchmark expression of the grape *and* the family farms the last remaining terraced vineyards of Elbling. This ancient indigenous grape has been in Europe since before the Romans and produces a wine that is bone dry, crisp, floral, mineral and über-refreshing.
2018 Roterfaden Lemberger (Blaufränkisch)
The husband-and-wife team at Roterfaden work some of the most amazing, ancient terraced vineyards in a place you've likely never heard much about: Swabia. About an hour north of Stuttgart, in southern Germany, the couple makes Lemberger that is nervous and pure, with amazing minerality and lightness. This is a ballerina of a wine compared to the buxom and full Blaufränkisch (same grape) you may know from Austria.
2019 Wasenhaus Gutedel (Chassalas)
We end with one of the most overlooked grapes, both in Eastern France and in Germany - Gutedel, otherwise known as Chassalas. Friends Christoph and Alex (both German) actually met in Burgundy where they both worked for many years. They make Pinot Noirs and Pinot Blancs of incredible finesse, a trait that flows down to the more "simple" grapes like Chassalas. Think of this as Chardonnay light - less weight and heft, more minerality, more energy and refreshment. It won't age in the cellar like your Rieslings, but that's not the point - the point is to enjoy its youthful vigor... NOW!
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