Seehof Pinot Noir Rosé 2019: Rheinhessen, Germany
Grape: Pinot Noir
Region/History Notes: Rheinhessen might not be as famous as the Mosel for intense and age-worthy Riesling, but it is famous in my book for their underrated and overperforming wines of all styles. Instead of the blue slate of Mosel which produces that petrol/diesel/plastic aroma in wines, we have a mixture of loess, limestone, sand, and gravel throughout the Rheinhessen providing for excellent drainage and allowing the roots to dig deep into the ground. Check out the back label and notice “Vom Boden” anytime you see his name as the importer on a wine, you know it’s amazing stuff from boutique producers with incredible value.
Tasting Notes: Bright and zesty fruit with the most amazing mouthfeel of any rosé I have tried this year! German Pinot Noir rosés can often be too austere to drink young but this wine is simply delightful in every way. Bone dry but fruity, light but streamlined, zesty but delicate, I can’t say anything wrong about it. Only available for a limited time!