Dark fruits on the nose, primarily mulberries, followed by plums, black currants, raspberries and fine nuances of aniseed, sweet herbs and spices such as cloves and cedar wood. The palate is dense, full and reflects those wonderful fruits, the spices and a certain saltiness emerge. The whole thing is accompanied by fresh and grippy tannins that are still juicy and accessible – if they get enough air. The wine offers many layers of fruit that develop a deeper complexity with time.
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.
These vines grow on the south and south-west slopes of the Schlossberg in Staufen in Markgräflerland. The soil is characterized by shell limestone and yellow slate. In this exposed location there is a pronounced microclimate, with strong sunshine and cooling winds from the Rhine plain. The wines from the Schlossberg combine strength and freshness, excitement and finesse and, with their silky texture, form one of the estate’s highlights.
Ideal drinking temperature 18 °C.