Weingut Müller-Ruprecht, Pfalz Blanc de Noirs Trocken Rosé 2021Regular price $23.00 Save $-23.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
The winery is fast becoming one of the most talked about wineries in Germany. It is run by the young couple Sabine and Phillippe Wohrwag Muller-Ruprecht is one of those estates that is certainly going against the grain in terms of wine coming out of the Pfalz region. Sabine’s family has been making wine on some of the most prized sites of the Pfalz for almost 400 years. In the realm of the decadent style of the Pfalz, the style of Ruprecht is lean, acid-driven, and mineral-forward. One might call it a middle finger to the style of the region. Klaus Peter Keller is a huge proponent of Muller-Ruprecht, having initially introduced them to the US market; additionally Philippe had studied under Peter for a couple years.
This is not the most classic expression of wine coming from Germany, let alone the Pfalz region. The variety is called Fruhburgunder, a mutation of Pinot Noir. The wine undergoes a very gentle pressing, extracting a soft amount of skin contact. Blanc de Noir means literally “white of red” in wine terms, and so the result is something adjacent to a rose.