|Gabriele (l) and Stefanie (r)|
|Wine list at Weegmüller's Wein Frühling (spring)|
And the wines! I tried 12 of them that day. Summary: ALL very clean in style, crisp, clear, fresh, yum. Silvaner, Scheurebe, Grüner Veltliner (the first vintage), Rieslaner and Gewürztraminer and - of course and above of all: Riesling.
My personal favorites:
URGESTEIN 2007, Riesling Dry 9.50 €
with a developed nose, mineral and petrol aromas, and long finish, high acidity
I was very happy to find a Pfalz Riesling with 0.5 g residual sugar, but still just 12% abv. and yet not tasting flat, empty, thin or anything - but all the opposite. Great!
My question to Stefanie, why Urgestein (Ur=primeval, gestein=stone), was answered with: 'I just didn't do anything with this wine, but to let it run it's course'. There you go Stefanie!
Herrenletten 2008, Riesling Dry 11.50 €
very balanced with ripe yellow fruit, pineapple, flintstone, good and long finish, medium-bodied with nice acidity
300 years of wine making history, 11 generations and with ancestors looking over their shoulders, the Weegmüller sisters are clearly deeply rooted, just as the good old vine... And those vines at Weegmüller's, by the way, are taken care of by Stefanie's husband Richard Scherr.
|Council members of Zürich, the Weegmüllers emigrated to Pfalz in 1657...|
|More crowded today, but still as beautifully located...|
The dominating grape variety is Riesling. 15 ha of best vineyards around Haardt (90%) - i.e. Haardter Herrenletten, Gimmeldingen and Mussbach belong to the estate.
Go to the website to learn more about Weegmüller, if you got inspired...