This pinot noir is a 2-way blend of organically grown fruit from Malterdingen (70km north of the cellar) and limestone-rooted vines near the cellar and Swiss border. 2013 is a late ripening vintage but the fruit was picked fully ripe These pinots, as a group, are a little more savoury and “Burgundian” than most other German pinots. The tannins are powdery and fine, and there is plenty of ripe fruit flavour without any oak showing. It’s delicious.
As featured in "James on a great maker of German pinot" article on winecompanion.com.au...
93 points! Hand-picked, open-fermented, 10 days cold soak, SO2 the only addition. Light, clear colour; made with 20% whole bunches, and spends two years in big barrels. The bouquet is clear and fragrant, red berry fruits to the fore, and fine tannins on the finish. James Halliday, Wine Companion, April 2018
Pinot noir. Some bought in fruit used in this wine, the only wine in the range to do so under the Ziereisen label. Pretty, fruity scents, choc-dusted strawberries, whiff of briar. Sloshes in the palate well, crisp tannins, almost saline acidity. It’s a bright, lip smacking wine with fine, stony spread of tannin. Simple, done very, very well. Mike Bennie, Wine Front, 23rd December 2016.
Offer ID: JHLOVEGP