2008 Pinot Noir »SJ«

Concentrated aromas of ripe cherries, plums, dark berries touched by a light kiss of vanilla and oak aromas. On the palate quite spicy and minerlic with a yet youthful acidity. The tannins are still a bit astringent, showing very slowly a mouthfilling sweetness. All aromas end in a very long discreet finish.

The fruits for our Pinot Noir „Selection Johner“ are from our oldest and best situated vineyard sections with pure volcanic soil. After a break of two years the season 2008 offered us finally grapes for a SJ quality. 2/3 of the crop was reduced exersising the green harvest. The remainig fruits have enjoyed a long hang-time on the vines and could ripen perfectly. Fruits were hand picked and sorted. After 4 weeks skin fermentation the wine aged for 21 months in new oak barrels. We bottled the wine unfiltered to preserve its outstanding character.

Variety: Blauer Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir)
Fermentation: 4 weeks 100% skin fermentation
100% 225l new oak, 21 months
Aging Potential: 15 years
Alcohol: 13,5 % vol.
Total Acidity: 5,0 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1,7 g/l
Sugarfree Extract: 28,5 g/l

roasted hare or turkey, cooked beef, dove

2008 Blauer Spätburgunder SJ