Edel says jokingly of this wine, “it’s slimmer and dancing like me!” And, yes, it’s only 12.5%, aged for 20 months in mostly old barrels, and it’s made from mostly de-stemmed fruit. This is beautifully ripe, superbly balanced and has cherry fruit, lovely spice, perfectly judged tannins and as it’s a “pure limestone” wine, it has mouth-watering minerality too.
“Recipe winemaking is a horror for us”, says the quote on the back label. That being said, this wine follows some of 2013’s example – organic vineyard, natural fermentation, no additions, matured in large format, old oak – though I wager the whole bunch inclusion is more fluid and reactive to season. A revelation for me from German winemaking circles, Ziereisen making striking wines from their unique plots in Baden. Worth seeking out for the pinot noir enthusiasts. This is an understated, sleek, finely wrought pinot noir. It offers drinkers a cool, just medium weight expression, fine, dusty tannins, a herb-lifted, cherry juice and pomegranate pinot spectrum. There’s volume of perfume, layers of flavour, tannin and spritely acidity in the palate. It swirls through the mouth with easy pleasure, a light gumminess lingers in sweet-sour fruit and spice. Even from front to back. Such pleasure here.. Mike Bennie, Wine Front, 12 Aug 2017.
Offer ID: JHLOVEGP