"Tight, long, spicy, cedary lines, deep coffee-bean bitterness and deep-coal-mine minerality. Sawdust dry tannins. Clenched fists to angry texture, dark purple-sweet, rose-petal-tinged fruit. Compact, dense and concentrated. Fantastic texture to those tannins! Like three-dimensional paisley in silk and sandalwood etching." / Tamlyn Currin @ Jancis Robinson /
Vineyard: After the Alsatian Weissenburg inclined to the south above the location VDP.Grosse Gewächs "Sankt Paul".
The soil is based on a large limestone rock with a very low circulation of clayey loamy topsoil.
Vinification: The grapes were carefully selected by hand, de-stemmed and fermented on the mash. After three weeks of fermentation in open oak vats they were gently pressed. The following maturation were for 18 months in small oak barrels. The filing was done without filtration and fining of the wine.
Wine: An intense and dense ruby red. This Pinot Noir has wonderful scents of blackberries, cherries, pipe tobacco, vanilla and bittersweet chocolate. It has strong tannins, is punchy yet elegant and flattering in the mouth with endless play and elegant reverberation. This wine has excellent aging potential.
Drinking temperature: 15 - 17 Celsius
Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Res. sugar: 0,3 g/l
Acidity: 5,9 g/l