Dominik Mueller

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2019 Weingut Salwey Oberrotweiler Eichberg Grauburgunder GG

Tasting note

2019 Weingut Salwey Grauburgunder Eichberg GG

Quick note following our week-end trip to Weingut Salwey in Oberrotweil in the Kaiserstuhl region of Baden, Germany. The Kaiserstuhl is Germany’s warmest wine growing region. The soil there consists mainly of volcanic rock and lava, with a large part covered by loess and clay. More detailed notes will follow in the future when I can sit down and spend more time with each of the individual wines we bought.

The 2019 Grauburgunder Eichberg GG, yes, finally a pinot gris I really liked! The acidity felt a bit lower than with the Weißburgunder RS, but the Grauburgunder is a complex wine nonetheless. Here I remember cinnamon and apple, some smoke. Nice and fresh in the mouth. Not one of those broad and tired barrel-aged pinot gris. Elegant, I liked it very much. Also matured in large barrels, but for almost 3 years. Consequently, I would expect good ageing potential here. Indication for points low to mid 90s.

Drink from 2024 through 2030.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Saturday, 29 July 2023.

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Ratings

Flawed?no
DM: not rated
WSET: not rated
Stars: not rated

Wine details

Vintage: 2019
Colour:white
Style:still (dry)
Assemblage:no
Grape variety:Pinot Gris
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Producer:Weingut Salwey
Country:Germany
Region:Baden
Subregion:Kaiserstuhl
Appellation:n/a
Vineyard:Oberrotweiler Eichberg
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