Heger 2011 Ihringer Winklerberg Spätburgunder Grand Cru dry

Regular price £43.75

The grapes used for this wine priginatefrom the Ihringer Winklerberg, which is recognized as the warmest vinyeard site in Germany. Due to strict reduction of yields, the distinctive terroir character, and the unique micro climate, this wine meets the highest requirements in the way as it is common for "Grand Cru" appellations in France. After traditional mash fermentation process, this wine has been aged for 18 months in mainly new barriquebarrels to refine its character (70% new oak).
Remarkably savoury bouquet full of character with multi-layered notes of berries potpourri, dried cherries, allspice, black truffles and cornel cherries. Highly complex and mineralicon the palate. Despite the richly fanned-out, markedly spicy forest berries fruit marvellously transparent and precisely structured. The firm but nevertheless finely integrated acid and tannin structure makes for an upright build. The vibrant minerality emphasises the great potential of this wine. Savoury warmth in the long lasting aroma. Discrete smoky hint and a touch of bitter chocolate enrich the striking fruit in the finish.
Food recommendation: A perfect partner with sophisticated mear dishes, especially when herbs or roasted aromas play a major role. Equally good with game and various types of savoury cheeses.

Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Res. sugar: 2,0 g/l
Acidity: 5,4 g/l