"Cartified Ecocent organic. Spontaneous fermentation. In 2018, I'm told, they had more power, more tension and more tannins. A warmer year.
Dried damsons. Nutmeg spices. Tannins that feel like iron and driftwood draped in brushed velvet. Walnut, smoke, cherry wood and tobacco. Dark-berried fruit. Long and really clings with well-honed muscularity." / Tamlyn Currin @ Jancis Robinson / 17 points
This Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) has aromas of cool cherry. On the palate it is herbal and clear, with a chalky texture, precise tannins and calcareous grip. This Grand Cru is juicy and very elegant, with a complex, long finish.
Vineyard: This Pinot Noir is produced from grapes grown in Kranz's top site - Kalmit. The "Kleine Kalmit" is a little hill (272m) that was formed during the Tertiary and the sinking of the Upper Rhine Rift. The area around the Kleine Kalmit Hill in the Papatinate is called the classical square mile of geology because it consists of a unique combination of rock. The soil is extremely calcareous. This southern slope of the Kleine Kalmit is perfect for gorwing grapes that produce wines of strong character and high maturity.
Vinification: After the grapes are carefully picked by hand, the grapes are again sorted and partially destemmed at the winery. In some cases, they let whole berries co-ferment. The mash ferments with natural yeasts. After fermentation, the mash is carefully pressed at a low pressure. The juice is poured into barriques (French oak barrels). The red wine then matures for 18 months.
Storability: 10 years or more.
Food recommendation: The perfect accompaniment to boeuf bourguignon, grilled entrecote, roast beef with herb crust and coq au vin.
Drinking temperature: 14-16°C
Alcohol: 13,0% vol.
Res. sugar: 0,2 g/l
Acidity: 6,2 g/l