Wasenhaus, Gutedel '18

Wasenhaus, Gutedel '18

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A delicious, low-alcohol take on this sometimes-neutral grape with a bit of skin contact for texture, and a fleshy mouthful of apple, pear, and hay.

Badischer Landwein, Germany

Wasenhaus is a small winery in Baden started recently by two young Germans who have built pretty impressive resumes growing grapes and making wine in Burgundy (Domaine de Montille, Pierre Morey, Domaine Leflaive, etc.). Pinot noir/spätburgunder is their specialty, but they also do an excellent job with a couple of local white varieties. This one is all gutedel (aka chasselas), a very old grape variety that grows in many European countries, but only occasionally makes distinguished wines. Baden seems to be one of those places! The juice was allowed to ferment briefly on the skins and some of the stems before pressing, and then the wine aged in big old barrels for a spell. The wine smells like fresh apple and pear, with a bit of hay and white flowers. There is a pleasant little bit of tannic grip on the palate, but overall this is soft n' easy naturalish wine that goes down real easy, thanks in part to its 9.7% alcohol.