Julia Bertram 2017 Sonnenberg Frühburgunder
Frühburgunder is an ancient variety, likely a mutation of pinot noir and often disregarded as anything but pinot noir in other parts of the world; however, in the Ahr Valley the distinction between the two is taken seriously and exemplified in the marked differences in the region’s wines. Frühburgunder translates as ‘early pinot’ as it tends to ripen 2-3 weeks earlier than spätburgunder (late pinot). Julia focuses her frühuburgunder attention in the vineyard of Neuenahrer Sonnenberg where she organically manages 48 year old vines on Sonnenberg’s loam soils. The wine is macerated and fermented in open stainless fermenters before finishing its fermentations in German oak barrels. Elevage takes place over 15 months in German oak barrels, 50% of which are new, and an additional 3 months in stainless steel before bottling.
- Stainless steel, German oak barrel (50% new)
- 15 months German oak barrel (50% new), 3 months stainless steel
- 6.4 g/L
- 0.7 g/L
- 750 ml