Louis Guntrum is situated on the Rhein-Terrasse of the much larger Rheinhessen region. Speaking of sulphur, Fürst explains that it is important to add a very small amount of sulphur onto the grapes in order to let the strong indigenous yeasts take over the fermentation as opposed to the ‘dodgy’, weaker yeasts. The wide range of grape varieties cultivated in Germany is impressive, from "A" as in Acolon, to "Z" as in Zweigeltrebe. The cap is kept wet, with very gentle remontage, and punchdowns performed late in the process. Read more about German Pinot Noir and find top recommendations in the November 2017 issue of Decanter . When tasting the wines, the difference between the three vineyards is astounding. I first tasted Germany’s Spätburgunders while working in retail a decade ago. A German Pinot Noir, Jean Stodden’s Spätburgunder Alte Reben, Ahr 2010, topped Decanter’s search for the best Pinot outside Burgundy in 2016. The name is derived from the French words for pine and black. He muses: “we put so much effort into our vineyards. Yet this is Riesling from limestone: an altogether different and more Burgundian prospect to wines from elsewhere in Germany that might be grown on slate or loam. It has character.” Now, those at the forefront of German Pinot Noir production are working out what its identity is. Grapes are sorted in the vineyard, and a period of cool maceration occurs, followed by indigenous fermentation. This is a not an isolated case. It’s quite breathtaking on this red slate and greywacke, rocky scenery looking down 60° slopes. £15.49. The prime grape German winemakers are focusing on is pinot noir. Guntrum has recently commenced a Pinot Noir Reserve (in its second vintage), which is aged in small Alliers oak barrels. When fine Pinot Noir speaks German: Spätburgunder What has happened to German Spätburgunder over the past 30 years is nothing short of miraculous. And because German wine lovers like German Pinot Noir, the best ones can be very expensive. Auf der anderen Seite haben wir bereits die ersten fermentierten Weine von 2009; den Pinot Noir, den für unseren Rosé Pinot Noir -Classic Merlot und für unseren Rosé Cava benutzen werden, den Sauvignon Blanc für unsere Lignum White Mischung und ein Teil des Macabeu, der die Basis für unsere Schaumweine bildet. Ripe berries are prominent, but they're layered over spice and dark fruits. Pinot Noir - Red German Wine Our Hans Baer wines represent today's state of the art winemaking, adopted by the most modern and hip wine producers. His father had sold their grapes to the local cooperative, which is still the general practice today for the region (approximately 85% of the grapes are sold to the coop). Meanwhile in 2015, despite the heat the resulting wine is remarkably elegant and with incredibly soft tannins. They work organically and are moving towards biodynamic culture. The 2016 was ever so delicate, lifted, pretty and floral; an elegant ballerina nose. The German pinot noir in my glass is the very wine that scored the highest among all the wines that were tasted last week. Germany Pinot Noir Low Stock - 20 bottles left £13.89 When you mix 12 or more. Pinot Noir is more popular than ever in the U.S., but many Americans are overlooking the world’s third largest Pinot-producing country. Perhaps hardly veraison, but the very start: one sole miniature red berry in the centre of the vineyard. Karl Johner comments, “it starts to get interesting now. It has a beautifully elegant, poised and cool presence with spearmint and black fruit skin and it’s clear this will develop into a wine of true elegance in that unique Pinot way. The somewhat legendary Hündsruck vineyard is planted at a density of 8,000 vines/ha. Originally wanting to study architecture, he changed his mind after working in the mess during military service. The winemakers are fiercely dedicated to creating terroir-expressive Pinot Noir/ Spätburgunder. Just one German region, Baden in the south west, grows about as much Pinot Noir as the world’s fourth most important Pinot grower, New Zealand. Breakthrough for German Pinot Noir. The latter, in particular, produces really exciting Riesling and Pinot Noir. We made an evening of it and Greg made a yummy Pinot Noir-friendly vegetarian dish of roasted butternut squash and green beans with a nod to Thanksgiving Harvest flavors. This quality has seen them slowly but surely start to sit in their own category on so many world-renowned restaurant lists; The Ledbury lists multiple examples as does Texture and Trishna. Oberrotweiler Pinot Noir Qualitatswein trocken Schwarze Erde 2017 0.75 L Landerer Baden Deutschland $ 14.81. inc. 16% sales tax. The three Grosses Gewächs wines that Fürst produces – Centgraftenberg, Schlossberg and Hündsruck – all have vividly differing personalities. All Pinot Noirs are bottled under cork due to some levels of CO2 in the wines, which needs cork in order to dissipate gradually. Very carefully hand-selected grapes from mature vines are fermented traditionally on the skins. I think the essence of Pinot Noir lies in delicacy, and whereas perhaps Spätburgunder has a different type of delicacy to that of French Pinot Noir, there is a forest like delicacy, which, if treated correctly, can result in ethereal qualities too. Of course, climate change was a decisive factor, but what has really changed is the way Germany’s winemakers now approach their work. German wine is primarily produced in the west of Germany, along the river Rhine and its tributaries, with the oldest plantations going back to the Roman era. This Pinot Noir has a silky texture and boasts flavours of sweet cherry and raspberry with subtle savoury notes adding complexity and depth. German Pinot Noir was much valued abroad and therefore shipped along Mosel, Main, Neckar and finally Rhein River, mainly to northern Europe. Perhaps we will never know, but regardless it leaves one pondering. Add to cart. Superb German Pinot Noir showing this … Some choose Pinot Noir when there is a focus on French clones. That said, you learn so much from tasting the berries alone and relying less on analysis.”. Go to shop Weinfurore e.K. With more than 900 wineries and almost 1,300 vineyards, there is no shortage of Oregon’s flagship Pinot Noir to choose from this holiday season. There are both German clones and French clones at Johner. 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 are all very highly regarded harvests in Germany, as the following tasting notes attest. Nearly all of the 13 German winemaking regions grow Pinot Noir, most notably Ahr (where Spätburgunder accounts for more than 50 percent of plantings), along with Baden, Franken and Württemberg. Pinot Noir - Red German Wine Our Hans Baer wines represent today's state of the art winemaking, adopted by the most modern and hip wine producers. At just shy of 12,000 hectares under vine, Germany is the world’s third largest grower of Pinot Noir, behind France and the United States; German Pinot Noirs have been appearing in the trophy cabinets, with some of the great critics dishing out top scores; prices have been rising too, with the top names seeing recognition feeding into the bottom line. The new François Frères barrels are perfectly integrated into the wines, simply giving a gentle spicy backbone and lending structure. Burgundy is the name of a wine region in France, and refers to the wines made from this region. Over one third of German wines are now red – and the prime grape that the German winemakers are focusing on is Pinot Noir. If you see Fass Selections, it’s going to be something on the elegant, earthy, spicy side. –Robert Parker, 2002. At Weingut Karl H. Johner viticulture is carried out organically without certification, and soils are worked under the vines, which Patrick Johner believes helps the immunisation of the vines and gives the resulting wines more structure. Regarding stems, this varies vintage to vintage, with hot years seeing approximately 35-45% whole bunch. It’s somewhat a racehorse of a wine, with a sleek coat but that dense, very real underlying power. There is also a brilliant-value Pinot Blanc from Vom Löss that we've introduced. 26th July 2015 "Germany is third in the pinot noir production stakes, but the wines have only recently begun to attract attention overseas. It is the perfect example of the rare mastery of oak whereby no overt oak character is transferred. Still, they are grown in most regions around the world. Acid is bright and perfectly balanced. It is crucial to ensure that this is the case as I fear a lot of German Pinot still suffers from too much oak and extraction. Through all of Schnaitmann’s wines runs a certain wild plant characteristic, whether it be wildflowers or moss, sometimes with petal-like characteristics – a certain beautiful wildness, but all the while maintaining such poise and quiet confidence. Along the way, I uncovered the beliefs and thoughts held by the winemakers to coax their terroirs into the glass, their shared goal. Vineyard photography by Bryangrayphotography.com, Extraordinary GG Spätburgunder from Germany’s finest Pinot makers, filled exclusively for the world’s most notable Sommeliers. This is something that might alter a little; in the cellar we tried Hündsruck via two barrels; one with 60% whole bunch and the other with 100%. “The crucial point for Pinot Noir is the picking date. Also in a lot of sparkling wine Pinot noir is used (e.g. Examples translated by humans: pinot noir, roman noir, pinot noir,, spätburgunder, blauburgunder. Meanwhile, the 2015 shows a stunning brightness of cherry stones, raspberry pips and dry earth, with minimal oak noticeable. German Pinot Noir (also known as Spätburgunder) Germany ranks 3rd as the largest producer of Pinot Noir in the world. Pinot Noir is important to Schnaitmann in this region that is dominated by mass-produced low quality Trollinger because it is an important vehicle for showing what a certain terroir can do.