Pinot Noir Altenbourg - 2018 - Catherine Faller
An elegant nose with notes of red and black fruits: raspberry, amarena cherry, plum, and hints of sweet spices. The palate is juicy, fluid, and smooth, with a lovely acidity, typical of the grape variety and the terroir. A wine that can easily be left a few years in the cellar...
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Biodynamic wine
- Degree of alcohol
- 14 %
- To drink from
- 2021 to 2030
100% Pinot Noir from old vines farmed biodynamically and planted on the gently sloping Altenbourg vineyard at 250 metres altitude. The marl, limestone and sandstone soils are very favourable for achieving high levels of maturity with this grape variety. The grapes are harvested by hand of course, destemmed, followed by one week of cold maceration, 10 days of fermentation with indigenous yeasts, 12 months of ageing in barrels, with 30% new oak.
Catherine Faller is without a doubt the grande dame of Alsatian wine. In her time at the reigns of Domaine Weinbach (literally, the “River of Wine” – named after the little stream that flows across the estate), Catherine has consistently raised her terroirs to new heights. Founded in 1612 by Capuchin monks, seized during the French Revolution, then sold as a national property, in 1898 the...All wines
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