Utterly delicious Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder) from Ahr, smooth and elegant
Meyer-Näkel is widely regarded as one of the best Pinot Noir producers in Germany. The Näkel family has been producing wine in the Ahr for five generations. Today the Meyer-Näkel estate covers 18 ha of vineyards in the Ahr, predominantly in Dernau, with 80% of production dedicated to Spätburgunder
Open-top stainless-steel fermentation. Meike Näkel does a short maceration to keep the fruit in focus and the tannins low as they want a Pinot that will be ready to drink early. Aged in six- to eight-year-old barriques for 10 months.
Tasting Note: This wine is a typical traditional Ahr Pinot. In the nose you find a slightly earthy aroma of red berries like blackberry, blueberry and raspberry as well as ripe cherries, strawberries and blackberries with spicy traces of junipier and laurels. A smooth wine with elegant tannin structure and good substance.
Critics: 16.5/20 Jancis Robinson
Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder)