Pinot Noir Langenlois 2019
Every wine producing village is unique in terms of location, geology and wine culture. An Ortswein (Village Wine) reflects these particularities since centuries. Pinot Noir is definitely one of the most exciting varieties when it comes to translating origin into wine. In the cool climate of the Kamptal, on calcareous loess and metamorphic rock soils, the variety expresses a feminine and finely contured character, which fascinates us year after year. This elegant and refreshing Ortswein (Village Wine) unites grapes from our terraces in the Thal and Käferberg vineyards and thus expresses the characteristic geological and microclimatic spectrum of Langenlois.
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Selective harvest by hand in late September. Destemmed. Fermented on the skin in open fermenters for 2 weeks. Slowly pressed off. Final fermentation in a traditional big oak cask. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Matured on the lees in cask for several months. Bottled in August 2020 at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon.
Red berry fruit, verbena and rose hip, some raspberries, cool and somewhat herbal; wonderfully juicy palate, again raspberries, juniper, some blood orange, characterized by a certain lightness and salinity, very animating.
13 % vol.
10 years +
Slightly chilled, approx. 16°C