Heger 2016 Ihringer Winklerberg Spätburgunder Mimus Premier Cru dry

Heger 2016 Ihringer Winklerberg Spätburgunder Mimus Premier Cru dry

Regular price £33.85

The grapes used for this wine originate form 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 in the way as they are common for "Grand Cru" appellations in France. After traditional mash fermentation process, this wine has been ages for 16 months in partly new (60%) barrique barrels to refine its character.
Extraordinarily fine and tightly knitted bouquet of dried red cherries, red current, cranberries dog roses and a hints of bitter chocolate. Initially with a vibrant backbone on the palate. The brilliant and filigree acidity gives a pleasant vitality to the fine fruity, spicy body. Noble tannin, tight grip and minerality. Full of character and with the savory touch and great complexity of a truly great wine in the finish.

Food recommandation: A perfect partner with sophisticated meat dishes, especially when herbs or roast aromas play a major role. Equally good with feathered game such as pheasant of partridge and various of savory cheeses.

Serving temperature: 16-18 ° C

Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Res. sugar: 0,5 g/l
Acidity: 6,1 g/l

The story of the wine:
Joachim Heger dedicated this classic of a wine to his father when he took over the estate in 1992. Wolfgang Heger, who died in 2004 and who was a great fan of this wine, was called Mimus as a child. 
It shows an ornate window with lead mullions, which still exists in the estate house today. Grandmother Emilie Heger was a great lover of art and music. She had this window made with a design by Abrecht Dürer and dedicated it to Wolfgang Heger, nicknamed Mimus, who was 10 years old at the time.