Born on a wine farm, Heinrich made his first wine at the age of 8 years. When he was 14 years old, he could wait no longer. He left school and headed for France to learn at Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils in Beaune. By the time he was 25, his wines were being served on Luftansa 1st class. The Vollmer Trocken Riesling is a classic, dry style from his winefarm in Ellerstadt, Germany, as well as a proof of his dedication and skill.
SoilLoam is prevalent, often in a mixture with other soil types, such as loess, colored sandstone or sand.
Tasting notesIts plae yellow-green color leads to elegant, fruity mineral aromas and flavors of green apples and honey suckle. The palate is crisp, refreshing with a balanced acidity, lively texture and medium-to-full body.
Food pairingsIt pairs well with a lot of lighter flavors, but is enjoyed ideally with the German classic Weinerschnitzel. It is also an excellent partner for Thai, Japanese or Szechuan food.
Born on a wine farm, Heinrich made his first wine at the age of 8 years old. It was then he realized that he had found his calling. When he was 14 years old, he could wait no longer. He left school and headed for France to learn from the best. He ended up at the tradition-rich Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils in Beaune. He stayed at the time purveyors of quality wine were present at the English Royal Court and stayed five years to learn everything there was to learn about winemaking. Already in his second year in France, his Burgundy won a gold medal at a competition in Paris. In 1972, when he was only 24 years old, he bought a wine farm close to the town of Ellerstadt, in the German state of Palatinate. At the age of 25 years his wines were served on Lufthansa flights. Forty years later, he still lives on the wine farm with his family – still driven by his heritage and passion to make excellent wines. Today, Weingut Heinrich Vollmer is a 200-hectare wine estate, where Heinrich, his daughter Eva and his team produce high quality white and red wines. Visitors taste and buy wines in the landmark tower on the wine estate. After Heinrich Vollmer had miraculously recovered from an illness in the eighties, he built the octagonal tower “as a monument to God”.
A crisp, refreshing artfully balanced Riesling from the sunny vineyards of the Palatinate region. The region is also called “German Tuscany” because of the warm and dry climate. This leads to an earlier ripening of the grapes, up to a week earlier than in other German wine regions.
WINEMAKING / VINIFICATION:
The wine goes through a temperature controlled pressing and fermentation period, ensured by modern techniques in the wine cellar.
AGING & BOTTLING:
Following fermentation, the wine is then stored in a stainless steel tank to preserve the crisp and fresh taste of the young wine. It does not need long storage times or bottle aging.
The wine does not need barrel aging and is stored in a stainless steel tank until bottling, which follows in the year after harvest. Earliest release is in March after harvest in September.
September. Grapes are sorted mechanically.
Many hours of sunshine, average temperature of 11°C.
Loam is prevalent, often in a mixture with other soil types, such as loess, colored sandstone or sand.
Acidity: 6.5 PH: 6.5 Residual Sugar: 8.8 g/L