Schwarztrauber Spätburgunder, 2016
Taste Profile Where it's from
Gerhard Schwarztrauber took over at the family winery in 1994. Based in the Pfalz region, this is a great example of why German Pinot Noir is hugely underrated and great value for money. With more richness than is typical of most Burgundian Pinot, this example has great generosity of ripe, red fruits with a vibrant floral note, elegant tannins and lovely oak. Drinking well now, this will keep well. - Andy Howard MW
About the Wine
The estate was officially founded in 1959, when Walter and Gerlinde Schwarztrauber decided to convert their mixed use farm into a winery having been persuaded by their winemaker son Gerhard.
In 1986 Weingut Schwarztrauber joined the Bioland Association, the largest organic association in Germany, and Gerhard officially took over in 1994.
Spätburgunder (otherwise known as Pinot Noir) can do very well in the relatively cool climate and sandy soils of the Pfalz, and in fact Germany is the third largest producer of pinot noir in the world. This is a lovely example has fragrant red fruits and a hint of violets on the nose, beautiful balance on the palate and a smooth, elegant finish.
Goes well with
Unlike many Pinot Noirs from Burgundy, this Pfalz example has lots of generosity of fruit on the palate and will be a great accompaniment to all sorts of foods, or just enjoyed by the glass.
Bright, ripe and succulent red fruit characters, combined with elegant tannins, make this a prefect match for poultry dishes, lighter red meats, and can even be enjoyed with some more robust fish dishes such as monkfish.
|Organic / Biodynamic||Yes / Yes|
|Vegetarian / Vegan||Yes / Yes|
|Volume||750ml (Full bottle)|