Pinot Noir "Konigsbecher" Grosses Gewachs (GG / Grand Cru), Weingut Heitlinger, Baden, 2012
Königsbecher, or the “King’s cup” in English, is a steep and protected site at the lowest altitude of all Heitlinger vineyards. This site has a warm microclimate which is perfect for Pinot Noir. The soil is red stones, formed 290 million years ago with lime and clay. After meticulous selection in the vineyard, the grapes were crushed, and macerated for 6 days. Fermentation by nature yeast, 60% of the wine is aged in large wooden cask, the rest in 1-2 years old barrique.
Dark cherries and sappy red fruits, forest floor, spices, and cinnamon. There is good oak integration in the wine which combines well all elements: elegance, power, and varietal characteristics. Fermented to extreme dryness (<2 g/l residual sugar), this will go well with many red meat dishes like smoked meat, roasted duck/goose, and a simple grilled prime steak.
Annual Production: 10,000 bottles
Award: Against many Grand Cru Burgundies, the 2009 vintage of the wine was voted “World’s Top 10 Pinot Noir” in an international tasting judged by Tim Aktin MW, Jancis Robinson MW, and many other profiled wine professionals.
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