Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Medium Body, Complex
Cherry Skin, Red Flowers, Smoke
The Pfalz region (also referred to as Palatinate) located in southwestern Germany, has a tradition of winemaking dating back to Roman times. In fact, the wine served at the inauguration of the Suez Canal in 1869 was from the Pfalz. It was a Riesling of course, but the region is also known for its reds as it accounts for 40% of production, specifically Pinot Noir, or as it is known in German as, Spatburgunder.
If Koehler-Ruprecht‚Äôs Pinot Noir is anything, it is traditional Pfalz style. It is ripe, it has popping acidity and it has an alluring smoky nose that makes you feel like you are in a forest. A fleshy palate blend with light tannins giving it a rusticity without being rough, This Pinot Noir is a good option to unite both California and Burgundy Pinot Noir drinkers and will teach you that Germany has more to offer than just white wine.