This wine is a typical traditional Ahr Pinot. In the nose you find a slightly earthy aroma of red berries like blackberry, blueberry and raspberry as well as ripe cherries, strawberries and blackberries with spicy traces of junipier and laurels. A smooth wine with elegant tannin structure and good substance.
Vinification: Hand picking of the grapes. Gentle treatment of the crop. Crushed must fermentation. Maturing in big old oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation.
Soil: Slate and greywacke decomposition stone.
Food recommendations: This wine goes well with poultry, light meat, pasta and mushrooms as well as a spicy companion to grilled stronger spiced fish.
Tasting notes by Tamlyn Currin
Tamlyn is part of renowned wine critic Jancis Robinson’s team - she is an excellent wine writer and manages the organisation’s tasting notes.
"Open-top stainless-steel fermentation. Meike Näkel does a short maceration to keep the fruit in focus and the tannins low as they want a Pinot that will be ready to drink early. Aged in six to eight year old barriques for 10 months. Cherries and sweet, bright fruit. So expressive, so sappy, so friendly. Rosy cheeks, a plumpness of heart fruit but crisp lines. Gossamer tannins. This is utterly delicious. A perfect lunch wine."
Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Res, sugar: 2,4 g/l
Acidity: 5,5 g/l