Dr. Burklin-Wolf is an outstanding Pfalz producer of dry Riesling. Their Wachenheimer Riesling Trocken 2013 is Master of Wine Jancis Robinson’s wine of this week.
“Bernard Bürklin founded this estate in 1597 and today, is run by his descendant, Bettina Bürklin von Gurdaze, and her husband Christian. This is the largest family-owned wine estate in Germany, with 110 hectares of vineyards in the Pfalz Mittelhardt, including many of the best sites in Wachenheim, Forst, Deidesheim and Ruppertsberg. The Gaisbohl site is owned entirely by Bürklin-Wolf. Even though this estate produces first-class sweet wines, the site is most famous for its dry Rieslings.Winemaker Fritz Korr ferments hand picked grapes in wooden casks at very low temperatures for as long as 3 months. This results in intense, steely, dry whites that are almost Alsatian in style. They age beautifully.” – Berry Brothers & Rudd
I have been an admirer of this Pfalz producer and his wines for a long time and visited the winery with members of the Harrogate Medical Wine Society for a tasting and lunch way back in 2006. Here are some images from that visit.