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Weingut Holger Koch Kaiserstuhl Weissburgunder 2019
Close-up of Weingut Holger Koch Kaiserstuhl Weissburgunder wine label
 
: $39.00
ABV: 12.5%
MADE FROM: Pinot Blanc
HAiLS FROM: Kaiserstuhl, Germany

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ABOUT: Weingut Holger Koch is located in Baden, a region in southwest Germany across the Rhine from Alsace. If you look at a map, the beautiful region Kaiserstuhl (emperor’s chair) is directly across the river from Colmar. The Koch family has been producing wine in Kaiserstuhl for generations. Holger and his wife Gabriele took over in 1999 and have been producing elegant wines from 8 hectares of vines on volcanic soils. The region is known for its Pinot Noir, which they excel at, but the shop favorite is their Pinot Blanc (Weissburgunder). Like their location, it’s a beautiful combination of the best of both the French and German wines from the surrounding area. Organic practices are in action, hand harvesting is the method, and spontaneous fermentation occurs without question. High level drinking pleasure is the goal. They achieve it.

TASTE: Fresh, salty, floral, tangy. The vines for the Holger Koch Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) are 35 years old, happily dug deep into loess soils on the flatlands of Kaiserstuhl. The wine spends a short time in both stainless steel and wood before being bottled. Aromas and flavors of apples, pears, honeydew, lemon zest, white flower, sea salt, and a stab of lime peel tang through the long finish. Medium body and medium acidity, razor sharp balance. So versatile; this would be a great bottle to serve with a myriad of different foods. From snacks standing around in the kitchen to serving your friends at the dinner table.

PAIR: Egg Foo Young, garlic grilled cheese sandwich, Thai green curry with tofu, roasted taro root with oyster sauce, and lemon pasta with asparagus.