Kalkmergel Spatburgunder, Weingut Knipser

Kalkmergel Spatburgunder, Weingut Knipser 

Germany – 2015

13.5% ABV  

Tasting Note: German Pinot Noir, strawberry and elegant, with a beautiful leafy complexity and a Burgundy-style touch of earth on the palate. 

Food Matching: Light red meat dishes and game. Guinea fowl would be perfect. Wild mushrooms would also work beautifully. 

Vineyard: The name 'Kalkmergel' refers to the soil type on which the vines are grown: a limestone-marl blend, reminiscent of the finest Pinot Noir soils of Burgundy. Hand-picked from 5-30 year old vines. 

Vinification: The juice is macerated with the skins for 3 days at 2°C before fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 10 days at a temperature of 22°C. The wine is matured for 17 months in 50% 2-year-old French oak barriques and 50% 3-year-old French barriques.