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The barrel-aged Durbacher Schloss Staufenberg Chardonnay from the Baden winegrowing region offers a dense golden yellow in the glass. When swirling the glass, this white wine reveals a high density and fullness, which shows in church windows at the edge of the glass. This single varietal German wine shows wonderfully expressive notes of star fruit, mangoes, physalis and guava in the glass. These are joined by hints of cinnamon, oriental spices and cigar box.
On the palate, the Durbacher Schloss Staufenberg Chardonnay from Weingut Markgraf von Baden opens wonderfully aromatic, fruit-driven and balanced. Some wines are dry on the label, others really are. This white wine belongs to the latter, as it was bottled with just 0.8 grams of residual sugar. On the palate, the texture of this punchy white wine is wonderfully dense. Due to the balanced fruit acidity, the Durbacher Schloss Staufenberg Chardonnay flatters the palate with a soft feeling, without lacking juicy liveliness. In the finish, this good storable from the wine-growing region of Baden finally inspires with considerable length. Again, hints of pineapple and physalis appear. In the aftertaste, mineral notes of the soils dominated by granite and weathered rock join in.
Vinification of the Durbacher Schloss Staufenberg Chardonnay from winery Markgraf von Baden
The powerful Durbacher Schloss Staufenberg Chardonnay from Germany is a single varietal wine, pressed from the Chardonnay grape variety. In Baden, the vines that produce the grapes for this wine grow on soils of granite and weathered rock. Moreover, the grapes of this white wine from Weingut Markgraf von Baden do not grow in the flat land, but dig their roots into the subsoil in steep slopes. Steep slope cultivation ensures that even in cooler wine-growing regions with less long growing seasons, the vines receive a maximum of sun. Obviously, the Durbacher Schloss Staufenberg Chardonnay is also determined by climatic and stylistic factors Durbach. This German wine can literally be called an Old World wine, which presents itself exceptionally impressive. The maturation of the grapes for this wine from Chardonnay is influenced to a considerable extent by the climate of the growing region. In Baden, the grapes thrive in a rather cool climate, which is reflected, among other things, in particularly long and uniform grapes and a rather moderate must weight. The grapes for this white wine from Germany are harvested exclusively by hand when they are perfectly ripe. After the hand harvest, the grapes immediately reach the winery. Here they are sorted and carefully crushed. Fermentation follows in large wood at controlled temperatures. Fermentation is followed by aging on the fine lees for several months before the wine is finally bottled.
Food recommendation for the Durbacher Schloss Staufenberg Chardonnay from Weingut Markgraf von Baden
Experience this white wine from Germany best moderately chilled at 11 - 13°C as an accompanying wine to leek tortilla, cod with cucumber-mustard vegetables or cabbage roulades.
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