2019 Koehler Ruprecht Pfalz Pinot Noir Kabinett Trocken

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Around since the 1700s, Weingut Koehler-Ruprecht is still very old-school. They earned a reputation for stunning dry wines from the Pfalz during a time when most production was still leaning toward sweeter styles. Dominik Sona & Franziska Schmitt are currently running operations, maintaining the same traditions that have been in place for decades: dry farming, no chemical treatments, long spontaneous fermentation in large, old wood barrels, et cetera. When the exclusive VDP club changed their labeling rules to no longer allow for pradikat designations on dry wines, Koehler-Ruprecht quit the club rather than change the way they’ve always done things. They don’t use fancy modern equipment and generally just allow the wine to be an expression of the vintage. Most of the production is riesling, but they also make fantastic pinot blanc, chardonnay, and pinot noir (and this bottle certainly goes toe to toe with any Burgundy in its class). The combination of cherry candy, minerals, soil, a supple mouthfeel and lively acidity will complement a number of dishes including roast pork, salmon, butternut squash or what we ended up making: white mushroom & onion pizza. Be sure to serve it lightly chilled (10-15 degrees below room temp ought to do the trick).

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