Bercher 2016 Burkheimer Feuerberg Kesselberg Spaet. Weissherbst Eiswein
This masterpiece enjoys perhaps the longest name we have ever found on a wine we have imported! Climate change has made the production of Eiswein rarer and rarer in recent decades, especially in so southerly a region as Baden. Arne was able to conjure this little piece of genius by leaving a small parcel of Pinot Noir grapes unpicked until early January 2017! The resultant nectar is faintly copper-hued, with a magnificent nose that unmistakably announces that this is classic Eiswein. The palate’s super-glossy texture and piquant acidity are further badges of honour. We were allocated 30 HALF-BOTTLES ONLY.
Baden - Kaiserstuhl
Stainless Steel 80%, New Barrique 20%
Aging Duration (months)
Contact, no stirring
Kesselberg (refers to a toppled over kettle (Kessel) due to the perfectly round shape of the site)
Notes from the Producer: After the harvest 2016 the temperatures went down quickly, preventing botrytis to develop. So the grapes remained healthy until harvest of the ice-wine. Therefore the fruit-aromatics are not influenced by the noble-rott but wonderfully precise and fruit-driven with hints of rosehip and sour-cherry.