Stepp Chardonnay 2022

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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!

Wine type White
Grape(s) 100% Chardonnay
Country Germany
Region of origin Pfalz
Appellation Pfalz
Vintage 2022
Alcohol % 13.5%
Oak? yes
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
Soil type(s) limestone
Closure Type screw cap
Is this wine organic? no
Biodynamic? no
Sustainably produced? yes
Suitable for vegans? yes - no fining
Ageing potential (years) 10+ years
Ideal drinking window 2023 - 2030

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.

Read more about Gerd.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Richard Flynn (Cork)

Excellent full bodied Chardonnay

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