A Grand Cru Pinot Noir from one of Germany's Top 100 vineyards. It reveals complex aromas of blackberries and toasted cinnamon. The Morstein Pinot Noir is from one of Germany’s best sites. With an aroma of black currants, pine and spicy toasted oak, this wine unfolds slowly on the nose to reveal finer and more complex aromas of cinnamon, black pepper and tobacco leaf.
The Morstein vineyard is considered to be one of Germany’s top 100 vineyards and is a First Growth site. The Morstein Pinot Noir was made by reducing the yield to a single grape per shoot. It was put down in small barrique barrels for 18 months.
Pairings: Hearty meat dishes, game, wild foul, grilled preparations.
The Gutzler Estate is located in the wine-producing community of Gundheim in the hilly southern part of Rheinhessen. Run today by Gerhard Gutzler and his son Michael, the winery has been in family ownership for generations, originally producing a variety of agricultural products including wine.
When senior vintner Gerhard Gutzler picked up the business from his father in 1985, he dedicated his passion solely to the vineyards and the wine, also adding a small champagne manufacturing facility, where sparkling wine is fermented according to the traditional method developed in the Champagne region of France.
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Rheinhessen is known as Germany’s largest wine producing region. Nestled between rolling hills, bordered to the west by the Nahe River and to the northeast by the Rhine, it is a very fertile land. Unlike along the Rhine or the Mosel, many other crops are harvested here in addition to the many vineyards that cover approximately 20% of the area. The better vineyard sites are in a concentrated area along the steep west bank of the Rhine, known as the Rheinterrasse (Rhine terrace), and towards the south near the town of Worms and around the village of Westhofen.
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