A hot vineyard, more famous for its Grauburgunder. Heger calls this his ‘baroque wine, intellectual’. Deep and dark on the nose, a baritone compared to the tenor of the Winklerberg. Power and presence, driven by structure – enormous dignity and gravitas. A little sweet dark fruit that quickly gives way to roasted meaty base notes. Tight and dry, with gravelly tannins building on the finish. (Tamlyn Currin – JancisRobinson.com)
Characteristic:The single vineyard Achkarrer Schlossberg is an ideal terrain for Pinot Noir. The volcanic soil of this site delivers the minerality that is needed to develop the fruity, intense and complex bouquet.
Tasting note: A dense, warm, and rich bouquet with expressive fruit flavours of red plum compote, cherry juice, sloe liqueur, and hints of cassis and black pepper. The generous initial taste leads over to a rich fruit body with firm structure, densely integrated spiciness, and subtle warmth. The acidity structure is juicy and well integrated. The tannin has a firm grip but is also fine-grained and of high quality. The aroma resembles a spicy, forest berry compote with rum. Warm and baroque-ish finished with great power, but as well with noble spiciness and personality. Outstanding potential.
Food recommendation: A perfect partner with sophisticated meat dishes, especially with herb based roasts. Equally good with game and various types of savoury cheeses.
Suggestion: Serve this Spätburgunder at 16 – 18 ° C / 61 – 64 ° F
soil: Weathered volcanic rock
Alcohol: 13,5 % abv
Acid: 4,5 g/l
Res. sugar: 1,6 g/l