Jean Stodden

Jean Stodden

For Alexander Stodden, owner and cellarmaster at Ahr winery Jean Stodden, balancing tradition with just the right amount of innovation is an approach that’s worth the effort. A family estate that has shaped the tastes of wine lovers over generations, ungrafted century-old vines (a rarity in Ahr)...

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2018 Herrenberg Spätburgunder VDP.GROSSES GEWÄCHS

Cool scent of minerals. Pure ripe fruit with toasted notes, firm tannins, on the palate

The handpicked and strictly selected Pinot Noir grapes are fermented in the mash tank for 18 days. The malolactic fermentation took place in the barrique barrel. The RecherHerrenberg was matured and stored in 100% new oak barrels for 18 months Unfiltered.

The name Herrenberg refers to the Lords of Saffenburg, who owned the village of Rech and who planted their vineyards in this prime location. The vineyard lies below the rocky part of the Schwedenkopf. The southern part of the site, opposite the Saffenburg ruins, is terraced. With its weathered slate soil with greywacke, the steep slope facing south, with a slope of up to 60%, offers excellent conditions for optimal intake of the sun.

Ratings

17 Jancis Robinson points

Wine Facts

  • Pinot Noir
  • VDP.GROSSE LAGE
  • Herrenberg
  • Weathered slate soil with greywacke
  • 0.75Ltr
  • 6.0g/l
  • 1.3g/l
  • 13%
  • 16°C