Distinct flavors, exotic fragrances, and a bright, bold freshness – aromatic grape varieties and wines are currently experiencing something of a renaissance: as strong soloists or a versatile pairing with a wide variety of dishes. Whether you prefer a dry wine or a sweeter finish, there’s an aromatic wine for everyone.
AROMATIC VARIETIES OF VINES
Aromatic white wines are particularly expressive – especially the Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, and Scheurebe grape varieties. The fragrant and fruity-sweet aromas of these grape varieties make the wines an experience for the nose and palate. Aging matures the flavor from dry to sweet. These wines pair beautifully with the sweet and sour and spicy flavors of Asian and Indian cuisine.
The unique bouquet of each wine is influenced by the grapes, terroir, vintage, fermentation and maturation. The characteristic aroma is determined by the primary and secondary aromas that develop in the barrel or bottle. The primary aromas are directly associated with the grapes. The secondary aroma develops during yeast fermentation, which also gives the wine its alcohol content.
Barefoot wines are playful, universally accessible, and easily affordable. Muscat or Moscato are wines with a uniquely intense grapey and zesty aroma. This sweet Californian offers a fruity blend of ripe peach and succulent apricot aromas. Perfectly rounded citrus notes give a clean, well-structured finish.
Young, goal-oriented and hard working – that’s Johannes Kopp, maker of wines with a distinctive character. The white wine cuvée 365 Tage (365 days) brings a year of Johannes Kopp from the vineyard into the bottle. The intricate symbolism on the label depicts growth and flourishing over a year of winemaking. This Riesling and Gewürztraminer cuvée offers an impressively intense blend of fruity and floral aromas, combining citrus, lychee and rose petal. On the palate, the cuvée is multi-layered and succulent with a mineral character.
Sprungkraft is at the heart of modern Württemberg viticulture. Magical and explosive on the palate, the aroma of this uplifting cuvée blends notes of ripe yellow plum, juicy peach and a hint of lime – gradually revealing all the facets of its signature flavor to produce a perfectly rounded taste sensation. A lively, yet harmonious fruit blend with delicate creamy finish that is guaranteed to tantalize the taste buds.
The Scheurebe variety has an impressive, explosive fruit aroma and is currently undergoing a reinvention. Christian Steitz’s wine is a prime example. There are currently around 1,500 hectares of Scheurebe in Germany today, mainly in the states of Rhine Hesse, the Palatinate, and Franconia. A prime example of the reinvention of the Scheurebe grape variety is Christian Steitz’s “Für mich 100% Rheinhessen” (For me 100% Rhine Hesse) line. This Scheurebe has an impressive, explosive fruit aroma of peach, elderberry, and gooseberry.
» VERY FINE, ELEGANT, FRAGRANT, STIMULATING, AND ENJOYABLE. THE FIRST SIP HINTS AT MORE, AND CERTAINLY DOES NOT DISAPPOINT THE PALATE. FRAGRANT AND SMOOTH LIKE A SUMMER BREEZE. «
Dark Horse is a bold, typical Californian wine with exceptional aromas in the bottle. The standout characteristics of this Chardonnay are its distinct and lively aroma of peach, baked apple, and tropical fruit. A hint of caramel provides added depth.
WEINGUT VOLLMER – 50 HL GELBER MUSKATELLER
The 50 HL line from the Heinrich Vollmer estate offers twice the enjoyment at half the harvest. By grape thinning, in other words, removing half the cluster at the start of the ripening stage, the yield per hectare is reduced to just under 50 hl. This type of harvest produces wines of exceptional minerality, fruit density, and exceptional drinking pleasure.