The name Sonnenberg (sunny mountain) speaks for itself. Its favourable south-facing slopes benefit from high sun intensity and an advantageous microclimate. The soil is a stoney conglomerate of slate and greywacke with a high percentage of loess and loam. The Pinot Noir of this vineyard is voluminous and full bodied maintaining a fruity elegant character because of the slate contingent.
Meyer-Näkel's 2016 Neuenahrer Sonnenberg Spätburgunder Grand Cru Dry has a complex bouquet of blackberries, blackcurrants, morello cherries and chocolate with a hint of liquorice. This complex wine has a long mouthfeel with harmonious tannin.
Soil: Greywack, sandstone loam and slate.
Vinification: Harves of the fully ripe grapes end of October 2016 with a yield of 25 hl/ha gentle treatment, ageing in Barrique for about 16 months (70% new oak).
Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Res. sugar: 0,0 g/l
Acidity: 5,1 g/l