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Julia Bertram 2017 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. The grapes see a cold maceration, followed by ambient yeast fermentation which lasts about a week. After pressing the wine completes fermentation and ages in 300L German oak from the forest near Klingenberg in Churfranken, 50% of which is new. Elevage lasts approximately 15 months in barrel before the wine sees an additional 3 months in stainless steel. 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.

  • 2017
  • Pinot Noir
  • Germany
  • Ahr
  • Rosenthal
  • South
  • Devonian Slate with quartz
  • Conversion Organic
  • Stainless steel, German oak barrel (50% new)
  • 15 months German oak barrel (50% new), 3 months stainless steel
  • 13%
  • 6.5 g/L
  • 0.2 g/L
  • 24 g/L
  • Yes
  • 750 ml
  • Red
  • 4260485220089
  • $85.00