Updated: Apr 2
Spatburgunder Toreye 2017
Unfortunately I am not able to find much information about this nectar. I just know that it is 100% Pinot Noir and is produced in the famous Pfalz region, close to the French border and next to Alsace. The grapes are handpicked, and after the fermentation, the divine nectar ages in Tonneaux and barriques. It is bottled unfiltered. Prosit!
The wine has a ruby colour with a pale intensity. There are some tartrate crystal on the cork, and some sediments at towards the end.
The aromas intensity is medium plus. A very fresh and crunchy wild red fruits dominate the aromatic palette. Then a ripe strawberry, a feminine fragrance of iris and a pinch of black pepper come out. The oak aging has given a touch of vanilla, a very light cloves and a fine cedar. The tertiary aromas are still quite feeble, just a hint of dry cranberry.
In the mouth, the wine is dry with a high level of acidity. The alcohol is medium (i.e. 13%) and the tannins are quite soft. We find again a lot of fresh fruits, but also a sharp kirsch, a some spices. The flavour intensity and lasting are medium plus.
It is a nice, not memorable, Spätburgunder. The nectar is balanced with a good flavour intensity. The red fruits are still incredibly fresh and crunchy. I would have expected more developed tertiary aromas. Anyway, the wine is fully enjoyable by its own or even better to wash down un bel panino! Prosit!
Final vote: 88
Price: £23.5 at Berry Bros and Rudd