GERMANY Mixed Pinot 6 Pack
Winery : Huber-Ziereisen
Please note, the contents of this mixed pack have recently changed; it now includes Ziereisen Pinot vom Schiefer
Germany is lauded as the 'new' great area for pinot noir. The development of vine culture and the resultant quality of wines has been on a spectacular trajectory for the last decade and a half. Germany now ranks third in the world after France and USA for area planted to pinot noir, or spätburgunder, as it is mostly known. New plantings have mostly concentrated around Baden and the Pfalz. Cistercian monks brought Pinot Noir and its traditions from Burgundy into this area in the C13th.
We have a small collection of very fine pinots/spatburgunder from two terrific producers - the well-established Bernhard Huber and Ziereisen both located in Baden-Württemberg on the foothills of the Black Forest mountains.
Mixed 6 pack contains:
- 1 x 2014 Ziereisen Heymann-Lowenstein Pinot vom Schiefer: A collaboration between two German winemaking icons. Heymann-Lowenstein provided organically grown pinot fruit from the slatey slopes of Mosel to their friend Hanspeter Ziereisen to make. Finesse, elegance and generosity of flavour.
- 1 x 2014 Huber Alte Malterdinger Pinot Noir: Vines up to 25 years old. Medium bodied, spicy, sappy, minerally. Fine tannins and finish.
- 1 x 2013 Huber Alte Reben Spatburgunder: Huber's 'premier cru', 40 year old vines, third whole bunch, unfiltered. Aromas of chocolate, soft tannins, persistence. Impressive.
- 1 x 2014 Ziereisen Blauer Spatburgunder: A blend of organically grown fruit near Malterdingen plus blocks near the cellar and Swiss border. Ripe fruit flavours, powdery tannins.
- 1 x 2014 Ziereisen Spatburgunder Tschuppen: Importer notes 'Characterised by lively cherry aromas, red fruits, a stoney minerality and exotic spice.'
- 1 x 2014 Ziereisen Spatburgunder Schulen: Importer notes: 'Beautifully ripe... cherry fruit, lovely spice... pure "limestone" wine.'