Julia Bertram 2016 Spätburgunder "Handwerk"
The 2015 Handwerk sold out before we could get it on the website. Like the 2015, this 2016 is sourced from younger vines all over the Ahr Valley, from Mayschloss to Ahrweiler. Partial stem inclusion with a seven-day maceration until spontaneous fermentation started, then pressed and aged in neutral French oak from Meyer-Näkel. Let’s call this spätburgunder a gateburgunder—a gateway drug to the rest of Julia’s range. It’s a bowl of cherries with a leafy edge and a kiss of cinnamon spice. It’s more structured than the 2015, a bit less overt, but every bit delicious and succulent.
- Pinot Noir
- Neutral barrique
- 1 year neutral barrique, 2 months stainless
- 750 ml