PINOT NOIR (SPÄTBURGUNDER)
THE KING OF RED WINES
One thing to start with: Pinot Noir and Spätburgunder is one and the same grape variety. One is the international and the other the German name for a grape variety that is often referred to as the "King of Red Wines". This is mainly due to the fact that this grape variety thrives predominantly in cooler wine-growing regions (Cool Climate Wine Regions) and is particularly demanding in cultivation and winemaking. The red wine variety has its origin in Burgundy, but also here in the Rheingau and especially around Assmannshausen it produces very complex, filigree and excellent wines, which can compete with the best Burgundies worldwide.
HOW ARE BIG PINOT NOIRS CREATED?
You have to live Pinot Noir in order to be rewarded with outstanding results. This means that you have to be prepared to go through thick and thin every year with this diva (as we like to call her) and patiently endure her sensitivity and caprice from cultivation to the bottle. She must be met with calmness, but also with passion and the highest demands. It determines the path along which she may be accompanied in order to make the right decision for her at the right time.
HOW DO BIG PINOT NOIRS DEFINE THEMSELVES?
Big Pinots are defined above all by three things: fruit, elegance and balance. Added to this are distinctiveness, finesse and precision, supported by new wood - but never more than 30 percent! Like the background of an old master painting, it should gently shine through in order to accentuate the structure of the wine, but must not under any circumstances impair the radiance of the fruit. If this background is only a trace too dominant, the Pinot Noir will never be able to ignore it in its finesse. And it is precisely in the finesse that all the charm of this great grape variety lies.
OUR PIN0T NOIRS
Already our Pinot Noir The Daily August shows the finesse of this grape variety incredibly well. From the Pinot Noir to our Cuvée Max to the Grossen Lagen of the Assmannshäuser Höllenberg or the Rüdesheimer Schlossberg, they all show the radiance of the fruit and the finesse of the grape variety - the real appeal of the Pinot Noir. After the classic maceration, all wines are put into barriques to develop. Further details and descriptions of our various Pinot Noirs can be found in our online shop.