Weingut Gutzler is an exceptional VDP estate (top estates in Germany) with soil and climate similar to Burgundy! They have a masterful craft with this finicky varietal and are producing world-class wines. This Pinot is dark garnet, viscous and medium bodied. A nice bit of ripe cherry with smoky tannins on the finish that is round in the mouth with bright acidity. Gerhard and Michael Gutzler are at the forefront of the Pinot movement in Germany, making extraordinary wines that are on par with their much more expensive brethren from Burgundy. Blind tasted, this wine could easily be confused with Marsannay. Michael was also recently recognized among the top young winemakers in Germany. This is 100% estate fruit and bottled from a great German red wine producer! Selective harvest, destemmed, traditional fermentation, 10 months in barrique barrels.
Pairings: Pairings: Game, wild foul, pasta, hearty meat dishes, 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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