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Weingut Heitlinger "Königsbecher" Grosses Gewachs Baden Pinot Noir 2012

Winemakers Notes
The Königsbecher is a steep, well-protected, south-facing site. It's also the lowest lying of Heitlinger's vineyards. The soils, a seldom-seen composition of ferrous lime marl, store the warmth of the sun and release it to the grapes like none of our estate's other sites. The grapes are gently harvested by hand in several stages to ensure that only ripe and healthy berries arrive in the cellar. At the estate, they are carefully sorted, and as whole berries and clusters, fermented in small batches in wooden casks. The goal is to produce elegant, long-lasting Spätburgunder with a fine tannic structure and clear-cut fruit. Malolactic fermentation takes place in wooden casks in which the wines mature for 8-12 months. Lively, fruity Pinot Noir that is fine yet ages well.
$
2999
750 ML
Available:

Weingut Heitlinger "Schellenbrunnen" Grosses Gewachs Baden Riesling 2014

Winemakers Notes
The Schellenbrunnen vineyard is eight hectares (nearly 20 acres) in size and lies directly above the wine village of Tiefenbach. It is the Heitlinger estate's solely owned Riesling site. It is a steep, south-facing vineyard with a slope of 60% or more and planted with mature vines on average, 40 years old. The soils are very barren and consist of ferrous colored marl; in the uppermost portion of the site there is also some Stubensandstein, an ancient sandstone. Of particular note is the site's special topographic situation within a chain of hills open to the wind at a height of up to 260 m/ca. 850 ft. The grapes are gently harvested by hand, carefully sorted; and after several days of skin contact, slowly pressed. Schellenbrunnen wines are marked by a combination of delicate, ripe yellow fruit with an underlying mineral structure and a lively acidity. The 2012 was fermented to 13% alcohol with a modest but balanced 6.8 g/l residual sugar.
$
2699
750 ML
Available:
~12 bottlesCheck all Stores

Weingut Holger Koch Herrenstuck Pinot Noir 2015

90 Our Score
(1/2017) The Herrenstück bottling comes from Holger's selection massale plantings of Pinot Noir that he planted. It is more elegant and refined than the Kaiserstuhl bottling, showing more complexity but also retaining that elegant purity of fruit and freshness that characterizes these beautiful wines. The aromatics explode with red fruits and complex floral notes. This wine always requires a little more coxing to come around, so either decant or give it a little time in the cellar. We can't say enough good things about these wines!
$
2099
750 ML
Available:
~26 bottlesCheck all Stores

Holger Koch Kaiserstuhl Spatburgunder 2015

89 Our Score
(1/2017) Holger Koch's "Kaiserstuhl" is an entry level village bottling comes from his best old vine Spatburgunder that he inherited. While slightly more rustic in its charm than its Pinot Noir designated siblings, this wine is still amazingly bright and pure, with crunchy cranberry and black cherry flavors. The palate is very lithe with energizing acidity and faint wisps of black tea. Its freshness and purity can't help but bring a smile to your face.
$
1999
750 ML
Available:
~18 bottlesCheck all Stores

Weingut Heitlinger Baden Pinot Meunier 2015

88+ Our Score
(4/2017) Germany's region of Baden is getting some well-deserved attention for their dry red and white wines, especially Pinot Noir. However, this delightful red is made from 100% Pinot Meunier and is sourced entirely from organically grown estate vines. It is very approachable with its soft texture that makes it incredibly appealing and easy to drink. Fruit flavors range from dark cherries to blackberries with a touch of earthiness that adds character to the yummy, juicy mixed berries. Drink this with a slight chill and enjoy it with a wide range of foods from grilled sausages and burgers to steak or chicken fajitas.
$
1399
750 ML
Available:
120+ bottlesCheck all Stores
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