Dominik Mueller

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2021 Weinhaus Bettina Schumann Badisch Rotgold

Tasting note

The colour is a glowing, transparent orange pink. Clean nose, nice primary fruit characteristics. Strawberries, water melon, blood orange, red apples. There’s also a layer of sweet candy. On the palate, comes across as slightly off-dry with low tannings and medium alcohol. Somewhat warm feeling, riper than in the bouquet. Acidity is low. This is easy drinking, not much complexity. It would drink even better if the alcohol wasn’t slightly out of balance. Cuvée of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Pinot Gris.

Drink from 2023 through 2024.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Sunday, 21 January 2024.

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83Wines with a DM81 to DM83 rating are -- to different extents -- just slighly below average. That means they have no technical flaws. These wines, however, are typically one-dimensional, short in taste, or lack balance. Insofar, there might be something that I just didn't like while tasting, such as a below-average tanning structure or an acidity that isn't integrated very well. In WSET terms, wines with a DM83 rating will be at the lower end of the WSET 1.0 range.
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1.0Wines with a 1.0 WSET rating are judged as 'average'. In the WSET scoring system, where we consider balance (B), intensity (I), length (L) and complexity (C), these wines managed to get at least one point or two half points in either of these four categories. In terms of my personal rating system, wines with a WSET score of 1.0 tend to have around 83 to 84 DM points.
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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.

Jasper Morris of inspired me to use his 'Five Star Scale' in my tasting notes, too. The limitation of the standard 100-point scale is that in certain appellation hierarchies, such as Burgundy village versus premier cru, the lower-end wines will typically score less than the wines higher up the hierarchy. The five star scale therefore wants to compare a wine to its peers from the same category. It allows for very well-made wines to stand out.
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Wine details

Vintage: 2021
Style:still (dry)
Grape variety:Pinot Noir
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Producer:Weinhaus Bettina Schumann
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