Burg Ravensburg 2017 Pinot Noir Loechle Grosses Gewaechs
In the frost-stricken vintage of 2016 the recompense was a wine of sheer class, focused and confident. Now almost gone, its successor vintage has proved to be a stealthy distance-runner, that demonstrates the class of this great, partly terraced vineyard at the bottom of the Burgberg. Fermented with most stems, it is the kind of tensile Pinot that substantiates Baden’s elevated quality claims.
Baden - Kraichgau
100% Pinot Noir
Remontage in the beginning, punchdown later on.
New Barrique 100%
Aging Duration (months)
Notes from the Producer: The grapes are gently harvested by hand in several stages to ensure that only ripe und healthy berries arrive in the cellar. At the estate, they are carefully sorted, and as whole berries and clusters, fermented in small batches in wooden casks. The goal is to produce intensely fruity, complex, and long-lasting Spätburgunder wines with a fine tannic structure. Malolactic fermentation takes place in used barriques in which the wines mature for 8-12 months. This lends them a fine, spicy hint of wood and roast aromas that beautifully mingle with the wine’s pronounced fragrance of cherry, plum, and black currant.
This Pinot Noir pairs well with beef fillet, roast beef, boeuf bourguignon, Mediterranean lamb, coq au vin rouge, and game birds.