Cherry and sweet spices are clearly evident on the nose. On the palate it is smooth and dense, with fine spice and subtle dark fruit, sour cherry, elderberry, with a slight spiciness underneath. Nice balance with fine, elegant, smoky tannins.
This Spätburgunder, which is simply named “M” as the middle size of the clothing racks, has become the most popular among Fritz Waßmer’s Pinot Noir wines because it has just a little more fullness and body than the fresh opening entry level wine and also because of the great price/quality ratio.
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.
This wine is created from 15-20 year old vines standing on the south and southeast facing slopes on the so-called Kleinterassen near Herbolzheim and on Bienenberg near Malterdingen. The harvest is manual and the fruit is taken to the winery in Bad Krozingen in small plastic crates. Here, all stems are removed before the grapes are easily crushed and allowed to develop aromas for a short time. Spontaneous fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats, then aged for 12 months in used Burgundy casks before being filtered and bottled. A richly balanced Spätburgunder with more references to Burgundy than the majority of the red wines produced in Alsace a few kilometers away.
Ideal drinking temperature 16 °C.