"Cherry jujubes and Turkish delight on the nose. Spicy perfume that floats through to the palate, bringing rose petals and sandalwood. There is a soft but also softly raspy texture to the tannins and the flavours, which speak of that moment when you bend down to turn over a mossy log in a forest and everything crumples to dark, mycelium-laced, mushroom earth, pianoforte, high with the scent of rain-wet geosmin. The tannins have a stretchy-elastic-yet-rigid feel to them, a cardboard smooth-plane/ scratch-edge that plays with the fruit like a cat with a mouse." / Tamlyn Currin @ Jancis Robinson / 16.5 points
This Spätburgunder Premier Cru has a delicate, velvety fruitiness and a fine, spicy tannin structure, as well as a long lasting finish. It has stimulating aromas of fully ripe wild berry fruit, cherry and cassis, as well as hints of smoky wood.
Vineyard: The grapes come from Bischel's Pinot Noir vineyards in Appenheim. Calcareous soils from the Eselspfad site give the wine its mineralic character. The vineyards are situated 100m above sea level. The south facing slope, is warmed by the sun, ensuring a high degree of ripeness from the small berried Burgundy grapes.
Vinification: Grapes are selected by hand. After de-stemming the grapes ferment with natural yeast in open vats. The crushing of the must is done exclusively by hand. After fermentation, the wine is aged for 18 month in French oak barrels and is it then bottled unfiltered.
Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Res. sugar: 0,1 g/l
Acidity: 6,1 g/l