Dominik Mueller

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2020 Karl-Hermann Milch Chardonnay & Weißer Burgunder vom Kalkstein

Tasting note

2020 Weingut Milch Chardonnay & Weißer Burgunder vom Kalkstein

Today I am tasting a white wine cuvée from a winery I had not heard of before: the 2020 Chardonnay & Weißer Burgunder “vom Kalkstein” from the Karl-Hermann Milch winery in Monsheim, Rheinhessen. The Milch winery is thus not far from the probably more prominent town of Flörsheim-Dalsheim, where the Klaus Peter Keller winery and the Raumland sparkling wine house are based.

The wine is clear with a light yellow colour. Immediately after opening it seemed a bit restrained, on the second day I find more aromas. On the nose, light fruits, stone fruits. Also a little vanilla and a touch of honey. Unfortunately, there is also a small, pungent note. This makes the cuvée seem slightly alcoholic. 2020 was a hot year in Germany, is that the reason? The palate is also a little “warm”, but balanced with a medium acidity of lemons and crunchy stone fruit. So this entry-level wine from the Milch winery’s surprisingly lush range is not completely rounded, but still good to drink.

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Tasted by Dominik Müller on Monday, 18 September 2023.

Ratings

Flawed?no
DM:
4Wines with a DM3 to DM4 rating are average on a fine wine level. They have been produced well, they have no apparent flaws or big imbalances that would put me off. On the other hand, they lack features that would make them stand out in a more positive way, i.e. they might lack intensity or a long finish.
/ 20 ("passable")
Stars:
2Wines with a rating of 2 stars are well-made and of average quality relative to their peer group. Perfectly enjoyable and certainly not disappointing.
/ 5

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Wine details

Vintage: 2020
Colour:white
Style:still (dry)
Assemblage:yes
Grape variety: Chardonnay
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Karl-Hermann Milch
Country:Germany
Region:Rheinhessen
Subregion:n/a
Appellation: n/a
Vineyard: n/a
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