2018 Pinot Noir, Steinmetz, Mosel, Germany
Style – Dry, Red Wine, Light Bodied
Grapes –Pinot Noir
Region –Mosel, Germany
Winemaking -Weingut Günther Steinmetz was founded in the 1900s in Brauneberg overseen until 1938 by third generation Stefan’s great-grandfather, August Steinmetz. Stefan took on the roll of Cellar Master and cultivation manager in 2000 alongside his mother Edith until 2014 when Stefan took charge alongside his wife Sammie with their three children to continue the tradition that their family started over a hundred years ago. The focus of the meticulous work in the vineyard and cellar is to bring out the expression of each individual vineyard. Minimal intervention is employed in the vineyard through not using fertilisers or herbicides and insecticides. In the winery, Sammie and Stefan avoid any addition of treatment agents such as yeasts and fining agents, as well as acid additives or deacidification limes. Also, no animal proteins are used. All wines, without exception, are fermented spontaneously in large wood or steel.
What it tastes like -The Pinot Noir grapes come from a site with a south-western exposure and 15 years old vines giving the wine a medium weight and density. The aromas burst with wild herbs and berries mingling with complex fresh forest floor, so typical of the best expressions of Pinot Noir.
Dietary – Vegan, Organic