Julia Bertram 2016 Rosenthal Spätburgunder
The Rosenthal vineyard is around the hill from the Ahrweiler Forstberg, which Julia considers a premier cru. Whereas the Forstberg is more sandy loam soils in the slate, the Rosenthal is pure Devonian slate with quartz. Here, Julia has 35-year old pinot, planted to “stuber”—a local Ahr clone of pinot noir. Cold maceration, followed by ambient yeast fermentation which lasted about a week, then pressed and racked into 300L German oak from the forest near Klingenberg in Churfranken. This is a tour de force: a delicate pinot noir from the most northern clime in Germany, showing cut, spice, fruit, length and brightness. This is world-class pinot noir with few peers. It is a statement on the achievement of what this noble grape can show at these latitudes.
- Pinot Noir
- Devonian Slate with Quartz
- 16 months barrique, 3 months stainless
- 5.8 g/L
- 750 ml