Kloster Erbach ‘Crescentia Hollenberg’ Spatburgunder 2016
A sublime Burgundian-style Pinot Noir from Assmannshausen, in the Rheingau in Germany, where this grape has been cultivated since the early 16th century. ‘Hollenberg’ derives from the old German word meaning ‘heap’ or ‘precipice’. This steep vineyard is almost entirely violet-coloured slate and stone – similar to that found in the Steinberg vineyard. The wine is fermented in stainless steel, and is then matured in 1,200 and 2,400 litre oak barrels for around 24 months.
Beautifully lifted, ripe, wild, red berry fruit with lightly spicy notes on the nose. Whilst the palate has bright redcurrant, and red cherry fruit, subtle toast from the oak, refreshing juicy acidity all wraped in fine, silky tannins.
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir