100% Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir)
On the top of the hill, above the SAUMAGEN Grand Cru. A cool-climate site, influenced by the Palatinate Forest behind. Very dry, chalky soil.
Buckwheat, radish and clover aerate the soil and attract useful animals. Horse dung fertilizes the soil naturally. We take off leaves selectivly and work with low yields.
Harvest by hand, second sorting and destemming in the winery. In warm years we add some whole clusters. After a short maceration the crushed must ferments in wooden “cuves”, with wild yeasts. Aged in new and reused French barriques. No fining, no filtration.
Tightly knit Pinot with a mineral finish