Westhofen had a good year in 2020. Budbreak and flowering passed without incident, there were no heat spikes, and the dry weather spared growers any problems with disease. The only potential issue was drought, but here they were lucky: the village saw rain just at the right times, and judicious canopy management and old vines kept the vegetation fresh and green. Philipp noted that as the climate changes, vineyards at higher elevations are providing higher-quality fruit, so he adjusted his blends accordingly.
The musts were more delicate than the robust 2019s, and the amount of skin contact was reduced, which also had the advantage of preserving acidity. The wines are classic: charming, transparent and forward.