Dornfelder is a unique German red wine varietal that is dark ruby in color with flavors of tart cherries. The Siegrist Dornfelder has a soft nose, bright acidity and good tannic structure with lots of cranberry, red currant, tart cherry and cloves on the palate. A great full bodied Dornfelder that really offers much more over the lower quality imports that typically make their way into the market...
The red wines go through an extended maceration and are aged in small oak barrels in the estate’s historic barrique cellar from 1555. The Siegrist family brought in these oak barrels from Burgundy to give their red wines their distinctive, exotic flavors.
Pairings: An ideal food compliment to roasts, steak, pastas, and hearty meat dishes.
The Siegrist Winery is located in Leinsweiler, a picturesque village of 400 inhabitants in the southern Pfalz. Leinsweiler is blessed with a mild climate and plentiful sunshine that lets even almond, fig and lemon trees thrive. Nature has meant it well with Leinsweiler and created excellent conditions for grape cultivation.
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The Pfalz is a narrow stretch of land just 9 miles (15km) wide that extends peacefully through a gentle landscape of budding vineyards, fertile orchards and picturesque, half-timbered villages. It is the second largest German wine region by growing area and only topped by Rheinhessen, which it borders to the north.
From there, the Pfalz stretches to the French border 53 miles (85km) to the south and borders the French wine growing region of Alsace. Near the French city of Wissembourg, some vineyards even reach across the border into France. It is a beautiful, idyllic landscape that reaches a ratio of grapevines to people of 600:1.
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