Claus Schneider 2017 Spätburgunder "Vulkan" (Baden)
Nature was cruel to Schneiders in 2017. Spring frosts devastated their vineyards, such that they were barely able to harvest any estate Pinot Noir. So they turned to three grower friends in the Kaiserstuhl, where the frosts were much less severe, who kindly sacrificed enough of their harvests to enable our boys to make a Spätburgunder. It has the classic tarry volcanic notes that we know from von Gleichenstein, in particular (he also has vines in the Winklerberg, where most of these grapes came from) and, in its fifth year, has thrown off the tannic grip of the vintage to display simply beautiful and echt character. The price is a bargain, too.
Baden - Markgräflerland
100% Pinot Noir
Aging Duration (months)
Notes from the Producer: Due to the frost in 2017, the grapes for this wine are coming from 3 friendly winemakers from Kaiserstuhl.