At the most recent Wines of Germany event in Toronto I had the opportunity to taste, and expand my experience with German wines. Most people know German Rieslings and gewurztraminer, but more and more I’ve had the joy of tasting German Spätburgunders which is the German name for Pinot Noir. And Germany are making some very good ones! Great news, for fans of this grape, of which I am one. Soft red berry nose … on the mid palate the wine displays some lovely soft juicy, vibrant red fruits, strawberries and the like. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice acidity, nice tannins and a hint of black pepper. The wine is quite complex living on nicely in the mouth. Definitely a bigger pinot. I would give the wine an 88+. Probably one of my favorite wines of the tasting. Yumm. And now for the bad news … sadly not in the LCBO, but available by the case from Wine lover’s agency.
From the winery:
2016 Pinot Noir
Germany > Rheinhessen > – No subregion
The Spätburgunder Weinheimer Hölle tastes full-bodied and velvety and havs a fruity aroma and hints of almond. This typical Pinot Noir has a slightly sweet scent of red fruits, from cherry to blackberry and blackcurrant.
Alcohol: 14.00 %
Sugar: 2.60 g/l
Acidity: 5.80 g/l