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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Barth

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

Nelles

Nelles

Father and son team Thomas and Philip Nelles’ philosophy is “tradition obliges” – and there is plenty of that for a winery opened in 1479. With vineyards in the Heimersheimer Landskrone and Burggarten at Ahr’s eastern end, grapes are of premier quality and vinification is meticulous to...

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2019 B-52 Spätburgunder BURGGARTEN GG

This top Pinot Noir grew on the steep slopes of the Estate’s oldest vineyards in Heimersheim. The yield from these 40 year old vineyards is very low. The grapes were picked by hand and picked again on the reading table. The wine has found its perfection after 15 months of storage in barriques. Opulent pinot scent, dense fruit substance and the finest roasted aromas accompany this wine on the tongue and show an enormous length and fullness on the palate.

Wine Facts

  • Pinot Noir
  • VDP.GROSSE LAGE
  • HeimersheimerLandskrone
  • Slate soil
  • 0.75Ltr
  • 6.0g/l
  • 1.3g/l
  • 13%
  • 16°C