Spätburgunder 2018

3.8/5 by Vivino Rating

Grape: Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 12.5% abv
Type: Dry Red
Vintage: 2018
Format: 75cl
Classification: Qualitätswein
Region: Baden
Country: Germany




Fine Pinot nose with strawberry & cherry with a roasted undertone which clearly shows Germany’s format. This has become one of the most successful German red entry level wine thanks to Fritz Waßmer’s flair and passionate love for Pinot Noir. The harvest is manual and the transport from the various parcels down to the winery takes place in small plastic boxes so as not to damage the grapes. All stalks are removed and the grapes are sorted again prior to fermentation, which occurs spontaneously in a mixture of stainless steel and large old wooden casks. Then 12 months of aging in used casks from Burgundy until light filtration and bottling. Here are lovely notes of strawberries, raspberries, but no “German sweetness”. Simply a cool, juicy, cleansing and refined Spätburgunder with a Burgundian soul.