Updated: Dec 2, 2019
German wines have been one of the most pleasant surprises in the last months. Obviously I have tried some excellent Rieslings, but only the Pinor Noirs have made me fall in love! At these latitudes they are called Spatburgunder. Unfortunately they are not easily available, and you find them, they are generally expensive. But luckily exceptions exist on our planet, and this nectar is one of them. It comes also with the cork and not the sad screw cap. It is produced in the famous Pfalz region, close to the French border and next to Alsace.
The wine has a ruby colour with a medium shade.
The aromas intensity is medium plus. I can find a succulent strawberry, a redcurrant, a red cherry and plum. There is also a delicate rose and a hint of prune, raisin, sultana and black pepper. As secondary aroma, there is a bit of cedar, while the meaty is the predominant tertiary aroma.
In the mouth, the wine is dry with a high level of acidity. The alcohol is medium (i.e. 13.5%). On the palate we find all the aromas already evident to the nose. In addition to that, there is also the flavour of the charred wood and smoke. As tertiary, you can also taste some forest floor. The intensity is medium with a long finish. The tannins are pleasantly medium. The wine is developing.
This is definitively a good (excellent value for money) example of Spatburgunder. The nectar is still good the day after uncorking it. The red fruits become even richer. Give it a try and then thank me!