In the glass, the wine is a pale, straw-yellow gold that shimmers as the wine is swirled. Meyer lemon, ripe apricot, fresh-cut pineapple, and honeysuckle emerge on the nose as the wine spends time in the glass, along with bergamot, pink grapefruit zest, fresh sage, and elderflower. On the palate, the wine has a generous, mouth-filling texture in perfect balance with clean, firm acidity (this is perfect dry Riesling for lovers of white Burgundy). Vibrant yellow and orange citrus flavors echo the nose, together with peach skin, green strawberry, white pepper, and fresh parsley, all of which is seasoned with crunchy sandstone/basalt minerality. Drink now-2028 with butter-laced seafood, sushi, roasted pork, fried chicken, and charcuterie.
About this wine producer: Founded in 1685, Weingut Weegmüller is the oldest winegrowing estate in the Pfalz, older even than the big “three Bs” (von Bassermann-Jordan, von Buhl, and Bürklin-Wolf). Gaby and Stefanie Weegmüller represent the eleventh generation of winegrowing Weegmüllers in Neustadt. There are sixteen hectares of vines, with parcels in all of the best vineyards in the villages of Haardt, Gimmelding, Neustadt, and Mußbach. When Steffi took over winemaking responsibility from her father in 1984, she had an enviable advantage: a close, familial friendship with Hans-Günther Schwarz, the long-time general manager of Weingut Müller-Catoir, and the godfather of an entire generation of the best young German winegrowers. It helped that Müller-Catoir is directly next door to Weegmüller, so it was easy for Hans-Günther to walk across the courtyard to taste and offer advice, and sometimes to lend a hand.