Kaiserberg Herbolzheim Cabernet Franc 2016

91/100 Points by Falstaff

Grape: Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 14% abv
Type: Dry Red
Vintage: 2016
Format: 75cl
Classification: Lagenwein (Classified Superior Single Vineyard)
Region: Baden
Country: Germany




Above is humus loess clay, underneath yellow limestone marl carried by light slate and granite. The high, steep rock faces are warmed up by the sun and slowly give off this heat to the vines, while winds constantly blow through the Rhine plain. The vines stand with “warm feet” in cooling winds. The wines are particularly powerful, large and at the same time very elegant.