Dr Heger 2015 Vorderer Winklerberg Spätburgunder Grand Cru

Dr Heger 2015 Vorderer Winklerberg Spätburgunder Grand Cru

Regular price £57.75

The grapes used for this wine originate from the Ihringer Winklerberg, which is recognized as the warmest vineyard site in Germany. Due to strict reduction of yields, the distinctive terroir character, and the unique micro climate, this wine meets the highest requirements that is common for „Grand Cru“ appellations in France. After a traditional mash fermentation process, the wine has been aged for 18 months in mainly new barrique barrels to refine its character.

Distinctly “Burgundian” nose of dark rapberries, sloe, spicy Morello cherries, red plums and a subtle touch of smokiness, spices, bitter chocolate and mocha. Extraordinarily tight knit bouquet, very complex and with a very fine minerality. A marvelously balanced body with aromatic richness on the palate. Tightly knit tannin texture. An extremely fine acidity structure adds discreet freshness. The aroma of cherries and current is enriched with hints of savoury berry compote and cherry juice in the impressively long lasting finish. Dense, perfectly balanced and with an upright backbone.
Food recommendation: A perfect partner with sophisticated meat dishes, especially with herb based roast meats. 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
Viticulture:     Selection from old vines – reduced yields
Ageing:              18 months in barrique barrels (1000 % new oak)

Alcohol:       13,5% vol.
Acid:             5,6 g/l
Res. sugar: 0,5 g/l