Ruppertsberger 2012 Pinot Noir

I had the pleasure of attending a Next Generation Germany wine event last night and learned lots. As well as the usual assortments of Riesling and Gewurztraminer they had a number of Pinot Noirs there. I had never had a German Pinot so I was anxious to try them. The German name for them is Spätburgunder. This particular one is garnet in color with lovely rustic nose along with a hint of sweetness. On the mid palate the wine is an absolutely varietal Pinot displaying lovely rustic notes to match the nose along with some soft red berries, raspberries and the like. And then come the finish … this one is medium in length and packs a punch showing rich firm tannins, firm acidity and even some peppery notes. The alcohol was noticeable but not offensive. The complexity in the finish was really impressive. This is definitely a big edgy pinot. If your looking for a fruit bomb this sure aint it 🙂 I would give it a solid 89. Sadly not in the LCBO $35 a bottle. Yumm. Probably one of my favorites of the evening! So much so I went back for seconds!

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