Allendorf 2017 Assmannahäuser Frankenthal Spätburgunder Premier Cru Red Wine

Allendorf 2017 Assmannahäuser Frankenthal Spätburgunder Premier Cru dry

Regular price £31.55

"Aged in second- and third-use barriques. Bottles unfiltered.
Savoury, super-dry, lean, autumnal. It has a dry-vermouth-like bitterness. Walnut skins." / Tamlyn Currin @ Jancis Robinson / 15.5 points

Wine: The delicate Frankenthal convinces with its profound nature. A grippy wine with cool acidity and delicate at the same time. A deep Spätburgunder with spiciness and minerality.

Vineyard: VDP.Erste Lage designates first-class sites in Germany with an autonomous profile. They optimal growing conditions for consistently producing wines of the highest quality. The sites are carefully defined and delimited by the VDP regional associations. To the east of the world-famous Höllenberg, their 30-50 years old vines grow on quartzite and slate weathered soils.
The steep note-south slopes provide an ideal exposure for the excellent Spätburgunder of this site.

Idea: The steep and sunlit slopes give the Frankenthal a special identity. In order to preserve this identity, the wine is aged exclusively in second and third use barriques. After 18 months in wooden barrels, in which the unique minerality is not masked, the wine is bottled unfiltered.

Food recommendation: Fillet of beef or Iberico pork cutlet are the ideal partners for this Pinot Noir.

Drinking temperature: 18 Celsius

Alcohol: 13,0% vol.
Res. sugar: 0,1 g/l
Acidity: 4,9 g/l