Site: The Pinot Noir grows in the top site Kalmit. The vineyards are exposed to the south. The "kleine Kalmit" is a little hill (272m) that was formed during Tertiary and the sinking of the Upper Rhine Rift. The areas around the Kleine Kalmit Hill in the Palatinate is called the classical square mile of geology because it consists of a unique combination of rocks. The soil is extremely calcareous. This southern slop of the kleine Kalmit is perfect for wines, of strong character and high maturity.
Wine: Cool-cherry - fruity nose, precise and herbal, clear chalky texture, juicy, very elegant, precise tannins, complex, long finish, fine barrique taste, Calcareous grip.
Vinification: After the manual harvest, the grapes are again sorted and partially de-stemmed at the winery. In some case they let whole berries co-ferment. The mash is gently filled into the fermentation tanks without pumping and ferments completely spontaneously with natural yeast. After fermentation, the mash was put into the press by hand and carefully pressed at low pressure. With the help of gravity they fill their barriques, which are made exclusively from French oak, with young red wine which now matures for 18 months until unfiltered bottling in the barrels.
Storage: More then 10 years.
Food recommendation: Boeuf bourguignon, grilled entrecôte roast beef with herb crust, coq au vin
Drinking temperature: 14- 16 Celsius
Alcohol: 13,0% vol.
Res. sugar: 0,5 g/l
Acidity: 5,8 g/l