Since this year this Pinot noir brings our range to perfection. Originated from the Erste Lage this red wine is representing itself proud and powerful. Intensive spicy notes are joining candied fruits, sugar candy and currants, this appears smooth and elegant – opulent flavor in a silken dress.
Pinot Noir is considered a very demanding grape variety and is therefore grown only in the most suitable vineyard site. Opposite the Schoenburg castle near Oberwesel lies the vineyard location Engehoeller Bernstein in the side valley of the romantic Rhine. The wine is grown here in steep rows. The slate geologically dominates the ground. In our Burgundy locations there is also a clay overlay over the Hunsrueck schistose. This is clay, which has arisen from the middle terraces of the Rhine. This type of soil is very beneficial to the Burgundy wine. The result is an intense and full-bodied Pinot Noir. The grapes for this wine descend from 30-year-old vines – that means in the best age. In favor of the best possible quality, we reduce the yield with very complex handwork. After the hot summer of 2018 we gave the grapes for the Pinot noir “S” more time to ripe on the vines. Without getting overripe the grapes evolved the potential for the intensive flavor. For the first time we harvested the Pinot noir later than the Riesling – even four weeks later than its smaller brother, the Oberweseler Pinot noir.
Immediately after the fermentation Jörg Lanius already recognized the great potential of this Pinot noir, so he decided to upgrade this red wine by aging in a barrique barrel. He used a small barrel made of American oak and gave the wine 18 months to ripe.
The dry Pinot noir red wine Barrique is an elegant companion to flavorful food and also pure it guarantees a delightful pleasure.
Our food recommendation:
Vanilla flavored venison with red wine sauce