Vineyard: This Pinot Noir grows in their top site Kalmit. The vineyards are exposed to the south. The "kleine Kalmit" is a little hill (272m) that was formed during the Tertiary and the sinking of the Upper Rhine Rift. The aread around the Kleine Kalmit Hill in the Palatinate 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 wines, of strong character and high maturity.
Wine: Cool-cherry-fruity nose, wild raspberry, powerful and intense without being opulent great minerality, juicy balance, long lasting, complex, fine spiciness and noble tannins.
Vinification: After the manual harvest, the grapes are again sorted and partially destemmed at the winery. In some cases we let whole berries co-ferment. The mash is gently filled into the fermentation tanks without plumping and ferments completely spontaneously with natural yeasts. After fermentation, the mash is put into the press by hand and carefully pressed at low pressure. With the help of gravity they fill their barriques, which are made exclusively from French oak, with the young red wine which now matures for 18 months until unfiltered bottling in the barrels.
Storage: More then 10 years.
Drinking recommendation: Boeuf bourguignon, grilled entecote, roast beef with herb crust.
Drinking temperature: 14 - 16 Celsius
Alcohol: 12,5% vol.
Res. sugar: 0,2 g/l
Acidity: 5,1 g/l