Pinot Noir 2018
A Wine That
makes your shoulders immediately relax, soothing your lockdown stiffness. It's a comfort wine: there’s just something about Pinot Noir in wintertime; the forest-like aromas of pine needles; as freeing as taking a hike in the woods.
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- Winemaker: Roterfaden
Where and How?
This is made from biodynamically and regeneratively farmed Pinot Noir grapes (some destemmed, some whole bunch) from Germany's Württemberg region. The berries & bunches macerate very gently "infusion-style" (like tea) with the juice for three to four weeks. This extracts as little tannin as possible, creating a delicately structured Pinot. It then ages in large older barrels for ten months. It's bottled unfined & unfiltered, with just a touch of sulphites.
The Winemaker: Roterfaden
When you think of great German wines, your mind is likely to drift to the Rieslings born from the steep terraces of the Mosel, or the iconic eisweins of the Nahe. But there’s an underdog: the wines of the Württemberg. This is green Germany; rolling hills and agricultural machinery abundant, this has traditionally been a region of mixed agriculture. As such, vines were almost never the focus point of a farm, rather an extra element on the side.
This was the case for Hannes Hoffman’s grandparents. But when it came to Hannes’ generation, there was a renewed love for viticulture in the air, and this coincided with another love: meeting his Greek partner, Οlympia Samara. Without winemaker parents, and from a region without preconceived notions of what a Württemberg wine should be, the creative minds of Hannes & Olympia were unleashed. Their cellar became an art studio for uncovering Württemberg’s potential.