Regular price $175.00
Between the two of them, Alexander and Christophe of Weingut Wasenhaus have amassed some serious experience at some of the great domaines of Burgundy before returning to Germany to make wines in Baden. The influence shows in old-school, soulful wines that have marked these youngsters as future stars.
This 3 pack contains 1 bottle of each wine:
The first wine in their range of Spätburgunder wines (the German name for Pinot Noir) is a charmer and a terrific introduction to their serious range of reds. Like all of their Pinot Noirs, it’s fermented with natural yeasts. It also has 10% whole bunches in the mix along with the remainder destemmed during its gentle, infusion-style fermentation. After a year in barrel and six months in stainless steel, the wine transforms its slightly more sternly textured tones (Alex and Christophe attribute this to the stems) to a wine with soft edging and bright, fresh red fruit. An elegant wine and a properly banging introduction to German Pinots (if you haven't dipped your toes yet).
From 30 year-old biodynamically farmed vines. 50% direct pressed into barrel, 50% of the grapes fermented on the skins. Weighs in at a mere 10% abv. Pale golden robe. Upon opening there's just a touch of reduction on the nose giving way to aromas of pear skin, white apricot, and bee pollen. The palate is dry and savoury with yellow fruits, a fresh stony component and the faint hint of a prickle to it. There is good texture and cut here and the balance between splashy freshness and the more sapid notes is both agreeable and delicious. Gutedel is the varietal and maybe - just slightly? - more known by the name Chasselas.
The Pinot Blanc grapes (Weissburgunder is the German name) come from various plots around the volcanic soils of the 'Kaiserstuhl' and sandy loess soils from Staufen. Aged in used Burgundian barrels the wine develops a rich depth and beautiful butteriness. This is a wine for any Burgundy lover and ones that like the finer things in life. This is the real deal and, like it's red counterpart the Spätburgunder, this punches several weight classes above its station.