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Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – Fermented in large oak vats and aged for more than a year in used barriques, this is a beautifully pure and freshflavored Pinot with well-articulated berry aromas and some spicy forest aromas. Silky textured, finessed and very elegant, the 2015 is a well-structured, vital and medium-bodied Pinot with precise fruit, fine tannins and a lot of character. It can compete with the best red Bourgognes and is a what I'd call a Best Buy. 88 points. Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate February 2017
About This Wine
"It can compete with the best red Bourgognes and is a what I'd call a Best Buy."
As a bit of funk and smokiness, spice and cherries, autumn leaves and that kind of thing. Medium bodied, sappy and nervous, crisp and full of sour cherry and spice, light rasp of peppery tannin, and a brisk cranberry juice finish. Good stuff. Great wine for the table.
About German Wines
Germany is the world’s northernmost fine wine producing region and thus requires its vines to endure some of the coldest temperatures. Fortunately, the country’s star variety, Riesling, does well in cooler climates and can survive even these freezing winters.
Germany Riesling is classified by ripeness at harvest which is also used to indicate the wine’s level of residual sugar. Picking earlier means the grapes have less time to ripen and the corresponding wines will be on the drier side; while picking later gives the grapes the opportunity full ripen and produce a lusciously sweet Riesling. The classifications from driest to sweetest: Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese and Eiswein (ice wine). While not as common to age white wines outside of Chardonnay, top tier German Rieslings can be aged for decades.
Other notable white grape varieties produced in Germany include Müller-Thurgau (a cross between Riesling and Madelaine Royale in the search for varieties that could withstand the extreme temperatures), Grauburguner (Pinot Gris) and Weissburguner (Pinot Blanc). The cooler German climate leads to earlier harvesting in general and gives German wines a distinctive character of higher acidity.
Historically red wine has always been harder to produce in the German climate. However, Pinot Noir grown in slightly warmer pockets of the country, has been highly successful in recent times. Going by the German name, Spätburgunder, German Pinot Noir can be elegant, structured and have vibrant acidity.