The Alte Reben (old vines) is created from the fruit of the steep limestone slopes at Rote Berg bei 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.