An intense bouquet of fresh red fruits such as cranberries, red currants, red plums and sour cherries. Clean and fresh on the palate, with juicy, accessible tannins. In addition to the abundance of fruit, freshness and saltiness, it has a long finish characterized by youthful cloves. An engaging wine that exceeds all expectations and will be beautiful for at least another ten to fifteen years.
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.
Premium Wine Range
The premium wine range are coming from carefully selected vineyards. These vineyards may have specific characteristics, such as unique soil types, optimal microclimates, and well-established vines, which contribute to the wines’ exceptional quality. There wines are aged for an extended period to develop complexity, depth, and character with various aging techniques, such as aging in oak barrels, to impart additional flavors and textures to the wines.
The Alte Reben (old vines) is created from the fruit of the steep limestone slopes at Roter Berg in Kenzingen, where the vines are now up to 45 years old. The grapes are harvested by hand and placed in small plastic boxes before being driven down to the winery where all stalks are removed before the grapes are crushed and spontaneously fermented in open new French casks.
After that, 15 months of aging in the same barrels are followed before the final wine is sampled in stainless steel and after another few months bottled without clarification or filtration. Aromatic, charming and well-made, and to that extent a shining example of the fact that German Pinot Noir wines are no longer to be measured with Burgundy ones. They can stand alone! It is a wine that you can serve solo if you just want to tease friends and acquaintances who still have not tasted these German gems. Otherwise obvious for game dishes where the subtle aromas of the wine will blend to perfection.
Ideal drinking temperature 10 °C.