Roter Berg Kenzingen Chardonnay 2019

Roter Berg Kenzingen Chardonnay 2019

95/100 by James Suckling

Grape: Chardonnay
Alcohol: 13% abv
Type: Dry White
Vintage: 2019
Format: 75cl
Classification: Lagenwein (Classified Superior Single Vineyard)
Region: Baden
Country: Germany





The nose is soft, warm and enveloping, with wonderful stone fruit and vanilla blossom over delicate spicy nuances. Fine acidity and a hint of tannin support ripe fruit, fresh Mirabelle and citrus fruit, even a little banana and pineapple. The palate is generous and full without being broad. The wine is complex and expressive, with ginger and dried apricot on the finish. Straightforward and direct, with enormous potential.


Baden is situated in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, bordering France to the west and Switzerland to the south. It stretches from the northern part of the Black Forest to the northern outskirts of the city of Basel.

Baden is known for its vibrant wine culture, and various wine festivals and events take place throughout the year. These festivals provide an excellent opportunity for locals and visitors alike to taste and enjoy the region’s wines.

Climate & Terroir

The region benefits from a relatively mild climate, thanks to its proximity to the Rhine River and the shelter provided by the Black Forest to the east. The diverse terroir of the region, including various soil types and microclimates, allows for the cultivation of a wide range of grape varieties.


Iron ore was once mined in the area. A red, ferrous soil with shell limestone and red sand-lime stone as the upper layer, lined with lime marl with a high proportion of clay, guarantee an excellent supply of nutrients to the vines. There is a gentle thermal with restrained winds from the Rhine plain. The strong and full-bodied soil produces wines full of excitement, spice and class.

Ideal drinking temperature 10 °C.

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