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 2018 Spätburgunder Klingenberg Alte Reben

All the Klingenberg is classified as Grosses Gewächs, so Benedikt makes an internal rating for the wines. The sites that make up this Alte Reben are not only some of the oldest vines, but they are also in the coolest sites. The diurnal shift from hot summer days to cool nights promote the building of longer phenolic aromas and this wine is darker, but it retains lightness. It was aged for 18 months in neutral 300-500L German oak barrels from the Klingenberg forest.

  • 2018
  • Pinot Noir
  • QbA
  • Germany
  • Franken
  • Churfranken
  • Certified Organic by ABCERT AG
  • Klingenberg
  • South
  • Red sandstone
  • 18 months neutral Klingenberg oak
  • Neutral Klingenberg oak
  • 0.0
  • 750 ml

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