The name Sonnenberg, meaning sunny mountain, speaks for itself. The southerly exposition and favourable sloping angle of the vineyard, benefits from high sun intensity and an advantageously warm microclimate. The soil is a stony conglomerate of slate and greywacke, with a high percentage of loess and loam.
Fully ripened grapes were hand-picked for this Spätburgunder, yielding 30hl/ha. The grapes were then gently pressed and aged in barrique (French oak barrels which were 70% new oak) for about 16 months.
The Pinot Noir of this vineyard is voluminous and full bodied, maintaining a fruity elegant character because of the slate content.
Meyer-Näkel's 2017 Sonneberg Spätburgunder Grand Cru dry has a bouquet of blackberries, blackcurrants, morello cherry and chocolate with a hint of liquorice. Complex and long mouthful with harmonious tannins.
Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Res. sugar: 5,3 g/l
Acidity: 0,1 g/l