Lukas Hammelmann 'Blanc de Noir - Caesslin', Trocken, Phalz, Germany 2021
I keep trying and failing to find the closest, most accurate reference for Hammelmann's wines. The wines not only push boundaries, but they seem to rearrange the walls themselves. For instance, this 'Blanc de Noir - Caesslin' is a white wine made from Pinot Noir. I am not usually one that gravitates toward white wine made from black grapes, but this is something unique and a lovely white for the season. The nose is fragrant with notes of violets & under-ripe strawberries. Suppose I smelled this wine without seeing it. In that case, I might guess it to be Provençal rosé. But this is Point Noir. There is a solid backbone of acidity with light floral notes carrying through to underripe brambly fruits. This wine is something a little different from someone marching to the beat of their own drum.
Grape: Pinot Noir
Pairings: Light salads, roasted salmon
Distributor: Vom Boden
If you like this, try Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sylanner