100% new oak with a long maceration period. Transparent purity of cherry fruit on the nose. So alive! Fire-cracker fruit sparking across the tongue and trouncing the wiry vigorous tannins. Red bramble berries laced with soft caraway and cumin spiciness. Super elegant with effortless length. (Tamlyn Currin – JancisRobinson.com)
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.
Tasting note: Extremley fine tightly knit bouquet of red currant, red forest berry compote, presevered wild strawberries and wild cherries, accentuated by very fine hint of wood and spiced as well as discreet, light minerality. Silky and charming on the palate. The elegent body is coated with a remarkably subtle, unobtrusive but nevertheless presiesely structuring tannin flor. A very fine acidity gives subtle freshness. The fruit is tremendously charming and appealing but also remarkably complex and shows fine depth. Gorgeous harmony of all components and perfect balance in the long-lasting finish. A sublime Pinot-Noir-Diva created with great sensitivity and care.
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: 5,5 g/l
Res. sugar: 1,9 g/l