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Malterdinger Weiss - 2019

Bernhard Huber

4.10 / 5.0

white still, dry
Deutscher Wein, Germany
Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay
1162 UAH, 1358 UAH
not available
Bernhard Huber Malterdinger Weiss 2019


4.10 / 5.0750 ml@Home

It's late spring, the nature blooms in ecstasy while a small spring washes each and every pebble in its way. A wet piece of chalk doesn't draw well on a dark green board. And it doesn't taste well if that matters. But the taste is memorable. Green grass in the orchard. It's easy to forget ripe apples and lychee in the backpack. A lemon slice you add to the morning cup of water. A piece of bread you carry to the fields. Someone fires a gun while you dream of butter. With salt? Of course, with salt. A sharp sensation!

4.10 / 5.0750 ml@101 Bar

It was interesting to taste this wine after the Burgundy tasting event. And you know, this blend of Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay keeps the pace. A bit smokey bouquet with notes of yellow fruits, lemon, wet stones, butter and brioche. The oak is well integrated. It's elegant, sophisticated and delicious. The aftertaste is long and persistent. Need to retaste to confirm.

Bernhard Huber

At a glance

  • Legacy of Pinot Noir: Bernhard Huber was pivotal in the recognition of German Pinot Noir on the global stage, leveraging Malterdingen's unique terroir that mirrors Burgundy's, to produce wines that often rival their French counterparts in quality and complexity.
  • Continuation of Excellence: The winery is currently led by Julian Huber, who embodies a dynamic blend of his father's profound legacy and his own innovative approach to winemaking, aiming to enhance the estate's reputation for crafting exquisite Pinot Noir.
  • Philosophy of Winemaking: The Huber estate focuses on dry wines, allowing full fermentation and long lees contact.

The Bernhard Huber winery, situated in the historic wine-growing village of Malterdingen in Baden, Germany, carries a legacy deeply rooted in the tradition of Pinot Noir cultivation, a practice initiated by Cistercian monks over 700 years ago. These monks, recognizing the similarity of Malterdingen's shell limestone weathered soil to that of Burgundy, introduced Pinot Noir to the region, setting a precedent for excellence. Bernhard Huber, often hailed as the German Godfather of Pinot Noir, was instrumental in elevating the status of German Pinot Noir to world-class standards, drawing comparisons to the esteemed wines of Burgundy due to the region's cool climate and limestone soils. His commitment to producing predominantly dry wines through complete fermentation and extended yeast contact has been a hallmark of the estate's philosophy.

Today, the winery is under the stewardship of Julian Huber, Bernhard's son, who continues to uphold the family's winemaking legacy while also infusing his own vision into the estate's operations. Julian's approach, shaped by his education and experiences, both at home and in the Côte d'Or, reflects a blend of reverence for tradition and a forward-looking perspective on winemaking. Under his guidance, the winery has seen subtle yet significant innovations, further refining the balance, subtlety, and complexity of their Pinot Noirs. The Huber estate's commitment to capturing the essence of Malterdingen's terroir, alongside Julian's burgeoning talent and respect for his father's groundwork, ensures that Bernhard Huber's legacy thrives, continuing to produce Pinots that are both powerfully expressive and elegantly restrained.