Schlossberg Achkarren Grauer Burgunder 2017

Schlossberg Achkarren Grauer Burgunder 2017

96/100 by James Suckling

Grape: Pinot Gris
Alcohol: 13.5% abv
Type: Dry White
Vintage: 2017
Format: 75cl
Classification: Lagenwein (Classified Superior Single Vineyard)
Region: Baden
Country: Germany





 Quite opulent on the nose with a hint of butter and ripe yellow fruit, notes of flint give a defining backbone. Flattering on the palate, with apricots and honeysuckle, ripe melon and stone fruit, accompanied by herbal and salty-mineral notes. An excellent accompaniment at the table and, thanks to the volcanic soil of the vineyard, a surprising Pinot Gris. Although smoky on the finish, this characteristic does not dominate – an elegant but not reserved wine.


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.


In the Kaiserstuhl area, these vines grow on a former volcano. The soil therefore consists of cooled lava and black-grey weathered volcanic rock. The Schlossberg is directly in front of Achkarren, the vines are on the sunny southern slope (Syrah) or in warm small terraces (Pinot Gris) The wines are complex, mineral and spicy, with salty notes and the aroma of smoky flint.

Ideal drinking temperature 10 °C.

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