Pinot Noir (Spatburgunder)
75cl * Vegetarian * 13.5% ABV * Baden, Germany
In 1985, after ten years abroad, Karl Heinz Johner and his wife Irene founded a little Weingut (vineyard & winery) in their home village “Bischoffingen” in the Kaiserstühl, located in southwestern Germany, near the border with France. Their focus was on the Burgundian styles – wines full of structure and pure elegance. Despite having to overcome initial issues, the young Karl Johner soon established himself as a pioneer of a new German wine style.
This is Weingut Karl H. Johner's entry-level Pinot Noir. The oak here is very gentle and well integrated, it gives a complex and alluring aroma of toasted wood and tobacco alongside red cherries and dark berries. Surprisingly full-bodied on the palate, the tannins are gentle with some subtle residual astringency. It has medium acidity with an elegant, delicate finish.
A perfect partner to ravioli with mushrooms, quiche or grilled pork.
Drinking now, this wine will keep up to 20 years.