Valckenberg Dornfelder 2021, Rheinhessen, Germany

For over 230 years P.J. Valckenberg has discovered extraordinary German Estates and act as an ambassador of their wines. The Valckenberg varietals represent authentic and typical German wines. 2021 vintage: In retrospect, the winegrowers consider it a stroke of luck that the vines in Rheinhessen sprouted later than usual this year, because the shoots in Germany’s largest winegrowing region were spared the night frosts in April. Compared to previous years, the late start of the harvest in mid-September was also a fortunate coincidence, because beautiful September days contributeddecisively to the fact that they were able to harvest “a very appealing vintage”. Ripening in the cool nights produces fruity wines that offer a wide spectrum of aromas even with moderate alcohol content.
Vinification: Harvest of fully ripe, healthy grapes, gentle processiing. cool fermentation at 18 degrees C, aging in stainless steel tanks. Characteristics: sweet fruit, cherry.