Dominik Mueller

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2016 Weingut Salwey Sieben Winter

Tasting note

2016 Weingut Salwey Sieben Winter

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.

2016 “Sieben Winter” Weißwein, a cuvée of 80% pinot gris and 20% chardonnay. As the name suggests, it was left on the lees for seven years (in a 5,000 litre barrel). An experiment by Konrad Salwey. Surprisingly fresh and fruity, probably the fruitiest white wine we tasted today. Good drinking flow, again somewhat higher acidity and citrus fruit. Well done, we made sure to buy some bottles. Maturity potential difficult to assess, not so high would be my guess. Indication for points in the low to mid 90s.

Drink from 2024 through 2027.

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: 2016
Colour:white
Style:still (dry)
Assemblage:yes
Grape variety:Pinot Gris
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Producer:Weingut Salwey
Country:Germany
Region:Baden
Subregion:Kaiserstuhl
Appellation:n/a
Vineyard:n/a
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