Characteristics: The Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) grapes used for this wine originate from the Ihringer Winklerberg, which is recognised as the warmest vineyard site in Germany. Due to strict reduction of yields, the distinctive terroir and unique micro climate, this wine meets the highest requirements in the way as it is common for "Grand Cru" appellations in France. After the traditional mash fermentation process, this wine has been aged for 18 months in mainly new barrique (oak) barrels to refine its character (70% new oak).
Tasting notes: This dry red wine has a remarkably savoury bouquet full of character with multi-layered notes of berries, potpourri, cherries, allspice and black truffles. It is highly complex and mineralic on the palate. Despite the richly fanned-out, markedly spicy forest berries fruits, it is marvellously transparent and precisely structured. The firm, but nevertheless finely integrated acidity and tannin structure, makes for an upright build. The vibrant minerality emphasises the great potential of this wine. There is savoury warmth in the long lasting aroma. Discrete smoky hints and touch of bitter chocolate enrich the striking fruit in the finish.
Food recommendation: A perfect partner with sophisticated meat dishes, especially when herbs or roasted aromas play a major role. Equally good with game and various types of savoury cheeses.
Serving temperature: 16-18°C
Soil: Weathered volcanic rock
Vinificulture: Selection from old vines - reduced yields
Aging: 18 months in barrique barrels
Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Res. sugar: 2,0 g/l
Acidity: 5,4 g/l