The Growers > Weingut Jülg
Jülg Schweigen-Rechtenbach (Pfalz)
Size: 20 hectares
Production: 170,00 bottles
Grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay
Weingut Jülg is a stone’s throw from the French border, and half its vineyards are in Alsace. A further French connection is the ambitious young winemaker Johannes’s spell under Thierry Brouin at Domaine des Lambrays, which taught him to focus on complexity and elegance rather than obvious primary fruit. He also spent seven years working at top German estates, including Weingut Keller, before returning home in 2011, when his father handed him the reins of the twenty-hectare family estate. His primary focus has been to improve work in the vineyard with new French clones and denser planting, and the resulting wines have become finer and more balanced, with impressive Riesling and superb Pinot Noir.