Franken | Klingenberg

Steintal, formerly Weingut Benedikt Baltes, takes its new name from two defining features of the Churfranken — Stein (red sandstone) and Tal (the steep, terraced slopes). The wines are singularly cool, slender, taut, and sculpted because Benedikt thinks of them not in terms of other reds, even Burgundy, but of riesling. “Good pH, fine extraction, and reductive methods” are, he says, crucial to achieving the level of finesse and detail that mark the wines. Certified Organic as of 2018, produced with native yeasts and without filtration these wines have an alluring strength, with delicate fruit and aromatics, grip and depth.

Steintal 2020 Bichofsberg Spätburgunder Grosses Gewächs

This wine is selected from the oldest vines in the Grosses Gewächs vineyard on Bichofsberg in the village of Großheubach. The uniqueness of this red sandstone terroir is elaborated by native yeast fermentation and elevage in Klingenberg barrique to reveal an unbelievable combination of structure, coolness and balance. If you question the pedigree of German pinot noir, this wine will convince you.

  • 2020
  • Pinot Noir
  • Grosses Gewächs
  • Germany
  • Franken
  • Churfranken
  • Certified Organic by ABCERT AG
  • Bischofsberg
  • South
  • Red sandstone
  • 18 months neutral Klingenberg oak
  • Neutral Klingenberg oak
  • 0.0
  • 750 ml

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