This Blauburgunder was made with the ripest Pinot Noir grapes, especially from the top vineyards Dechant and Käferberg.
The Dechant vineyard site is comprised of calcareous loess-clay soil terraces on the south-east slope. On the higher terraces is the clay with ancient rock and gravel deposits. Usually strict selection is necessary in wet vintages in order to obtain first-class grapes.
The Käferberg vineyard site is located at the upper end of an eastern slope at about 300 metres above sea level – in the north of the town of Langenlois. Preserved calcareous, clayey marine deposits are found there.
This soil is similar to that of the famous Château Petrus in Pomerol, and produces an extremely dense wine. The top layer is partly of sand and partly of primary rock.
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
VIneyards: Dechant and Käferberg
Harvest yield: 2,500 l / ha
Vine training system: Guyot
Alcohol content: 13%
Bottle closure type: Natural cork
Maturation: The wine matured predominantly in 300 liters Austrian oak casks (1st and 2nd fillings) for 18 months. Assemblage is made from selected barrels according to the prospective aging potential of their content. With appropriate cellaring this wine should keep another decade or longer.
Tasting note: Asparagus-spiciness and some verbena; delicate raspberry fruit, accentuated but remaining thoroughly subtle, still finding its bearings; fine varietal typicity without ever seeming forward, lovely volume & easy flow, velvety tannins & early harmony; the cool nature of the vintage plays along quite positively, elegant & seductive – a lovable interpretation of Pinot. – Viktor Siegl
Food pairing: Matches with venison, lamb, roast beef, roast duck or goose etc.
95p Robert Parker / The Wine Advocate (03/2020)
92p Falstaff Rotweinguide 2020
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