Jochen Beurer - Weiss Trocken 2016
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Just like how France is more than just Chardonnay, Germany is more than just Riesling. Jochen makes over eight different types of Riesling, but this Weiss blend is one of our favourites for being so accessible.
The exact blend changes as Jochen feels, and in 2016 he uses Müller-Thurgau, Sylvaner, and Muscaris.
Müller-Thurgau lends a round savouriness and fruity depth, Sylvaner provides the minerality and acidity, while Muscaris finishes with a floral aroma. As always with Jochen, the wine is biodynamically-farmed, is fermented with natural yeasts, and has a refreshingly low ABV.
Annual Production: N/A
Blend: Blend of Müller-Thurgau, Sylvaner, Muscaris
Terroir: Mixture of parcels and plots
Winemaking: Stainless steel
Certification: Certified Biodynamic by Demeter and Ecovin
Drinking Window: 2017-2021
- Jochen Beurer does not make ordinary Riesling. It's as simple as that, but also as complicated as that. Why does his Riesling taste different? It's a matter of the terroir, as well as his personality. His estate is situated in Swabia, at the farthest southern end of Germany, where he farms on a variety of Jurassic and Triassic soils on the hills around Kernen im Remstal.
Jochen started working in organics in 2003, and moved to biodynamics within a few years. As a former BMX champion, he has an almost crazed single-mindedness to make the most precise, terroir-focused Rieslings as possible. He doesn't separate his cuvées based on sweetness—he separates them based on soil type.