Stepp Chardonnay 2021
WineSpark Price €22.01
In wine, a pretty good rule of thumb is that wherever you find great Pinot Noir, you’ll find great Chardonnay made too.
So as the winemaker behind one of our best-selling reds, the Stepp Pinot Noir, it’s no surprise that Gerd can make a mean Chardonnay too.
Chardonnay was finally allowed to be made in Germany just 20 years ago, and this wine comes from one of the first vineyards planted at the time.
The vineyard is planted on mostly limestone soils, in the warm and hilly Pfalz region not far from Alsace in the west of the country.
Gerd uses the same magic formula that helps make his Pinot Noir taste so good - he buys oak barrels from a friend who makes Grand Cru Burgundy - and ages the Chardonnay in them for 10 months.
You end up with a rich and refined Chardonnay… a dead ringer for Côtes de Beaune Blanc or Côte Chalonnaise.
And the price is an absolute snip for the quality. Gerd’s done it again!
|Region of origin||Pfalz|
|Months in Oak||11 months|
|Type of Oak||2nd Fill French 228L oak (ex Burgundy / Jupilles forest) barriques|
|Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)||none - no fining|
|Average age of vines||15 years|
|Average altitude of vines (m)||approx. 180m|
|Closure Type||screw cap|
|Is this wine organic?||no|
|Suitable for vegans?||yes - no fining|
|Ageing potential (years)||10+ years|
|Ideal drinking window||2022 - 2029|
Gerd grew up in a sleepy German village called Bad Durkheim, where his parents and grandparents were farmers and grapegrowers.
You might not be surprised to learn Gerd is now a winemaker in Bad Durkheim, but made damn sure he experienced the world before settling back here.
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