Jean Stodden Recher Herrenberg Spätburgunder 2019
Single bottle price: £52.00
Mix any 6 bottles price: £49.40
Mix any 12 bottles price: £46.80
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If you're looking for world-class old world Pinot from outside of Burgundy, Germany is your best best. It's probably wrong to put them in the same category, but if we have to draw a comparison, this is ultimately Premier Cru Spätburgunder. It's bloody good value in context, with Stodden being one of the oldest and very, very best producers of Pinot Noir in the world.
This wine is super fragrant and wild. Black cherry and vanilla do the talking, with exotic spice and chocolate joining the party. The palate is lovely and dense with juicy fruits, smoke and a luscious oak influence. Young, certainly, but drinking superbly now with plenty of freshness and verve. Delicious. The wine is unfiltered, so is worth decanting.
The name Herrenberg refers to the Lords of Saffenburg, who owned the village of Rech and who planted their vineyards in this prime location.
Michael Schmidt / jancisrobinson.com (2018 vintage): “Pale-medium cherry red with watery-pink rim. The fragrance is quite pronounced, with aromas of cherry and plum contributing fruit while notes of marzipan and exotic spice bring in their seductive qualities. Rich and juicy start on the palate with marinated fruit. There’s plenty of substance and viscosity, well balanced by animating acidity. Subtle smoky and spicy nuances enhance the finish.” 18/20 points
Alexander Stodden wears the immense tradition with which he has been entrusted with quiet determination and fortitude. His late father, Gerd, was one of the very first Spätburgunder producers in Germany to give his wines some serious French oak treatment, a wine making philosophy that Alexander continues today. Exceptional location such as the Recher Herrenberg are a gift of nature., even so careful pruning and green harvesting are essential to ensure low yields and good ripeness.
|Wine Style:||Light & Bright Reds|