Bercher's Sasbacher Limburg Spätburgunder is a full-bodied ruby red. It is sweet and spicy on the nose with hints of dark chocolate. This Premier Cru has favours of orange and figs with a complimentary filigran tannin structure.
Food matching: The deal accompaniments for this wine are a rabbit roulade with dried plums and a rosemary jus, or a rack of lamb with a herb crust.
Tasting notes by Tamlyn Currin
Tamlyn is part of renowned wine critic Jancis Robinson’s team - she is an excellent wine writer and manages the organisation’s tasting notes.
"Erste Lage vineyard. Soil has been geologically classified and named Limburgit, after the vineyard. Unusual volcanic stone with a high content of volcanic ash. Totally different imprint to other volcanic soils. About 50–60 m from the Rhine.
Really spicy nose. Cedar and herbs running through pomegranate and purple, cassis-like fruit. Lifted. Drift of stone dust through the nose and palate. Gorgeous. Taffeta and chiffon tannins. Incredibly long. Still filling my mouth with vibrations and flavour long after I’ve spat. Real carry through. 2003 is still drinking beautifully, Arne Bercher tells me."
Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Res. sugar: 2,3 g/l
Acidity: 5,9 g/l