Weingut Schloss Mühlenhof Pinke Pinke Rosé
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Region: Rheinhessen, Germany
Grape varieties: Muller Thurgau, Sankt Laurent, Gelber Muskateller
Weingut Schloss Mühlenhof Pinke Pinke Rosé is a bright and cheery wine just perfect for a hot, sunny day. Strawberry and lemon bliss.
Song: Magic Moments by Perry Como
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About Weingut Schloss Mühlenhof Pinke Pinke Rosé
Weingut Schloss Mühlenhof Pinke Pinke Rosé comes from 20 year old vines in Kettenheim and Alzey, planted to 1.5ha of loess and calcareous clay soils. The grapes are hand-harvested on October 8th, vineyard sorted and whole cluster maceration for 24hrs followed by spontaneous fermentation lasting six weeks in stainless steel. The wine spends five months on lees and then is bottled in January.
About Weingut Schloss Mühlenhof
The Schloss Mühlenhof property is a large estate (nearly 20ha) spread across the slopes above Kettenheim, 3km south of Alzey. This size would seem reasonable, if not expected, considering the estate was started in 1846 and is now hosting the 6th generation. It began as a rye and wheat mill until the 1920s when the small vineyard attached became the focus for the family income. The vines of that era have been replaced over time but some on the property are still as old as 45yrs. Now in the hands of Gabriele, Nicolas, and Walter Michel, the farm operates ‘organically’ but not by any legal standard. They follow what they call, ‘ecologically healthy’ farming practices, with the intent of capturing the pure expression of the Rheinhessen style.
The vineyards are worked heavily in August to reduced yields (green harvesting), cutting nearly 1/2 of their fruit. Grapes are vinified to preserve freshness while revealing depth and concentration. Considering the size of the harvest, they are experts at doing just that. Knowing their soils for so long (mostly limestone combinations), the family does capture a clear minerality and a distinct spirit from each varietal, from parcels as small as .4ha. The Michel’s final act (perhaps their expertise) in the cellar, brings multiple tanks together, each with their strongest asset to form deliciously drinking, full-flavored wines with a direct link to the Rheinhessen region. Provided Michel’s continue in this way, there will be no shortage of this kind of wine along the Rhine, for the generations to come.