The grapes for this wine come from our oldest vineyards from the top site Oberrotweiler Eichberg on volcanic soil and from our best Pinot Noir site in Bischoffinger Steinbuck. The 2016 vintage had an increased yield and had to be heavily thinned out. The weather conditions in autumn were rather unproblematic for this wine. We did not have to save the grapes from too high must weights and could wait a little until the optimal aromatic ripeness. The sorting effort during the harvest was pleasant and limited to sorting out shriveled and punctured berries.
The maceration lasted four weeks, after which the wine rested in new barrique barrels for 12 months. Our best barrels were used for this wine.
Extremely intense dark aroma. Clear classification and marked by the volcanic soil. In addition black cherries and forest floor underlaid with vanilla from the barrique. Great fullness and density on the palate, medium acidity. The tannin is extremely fine and round.
On the palate also red fruit aromas in the direction of cranberry with a very long finish…