An absolute velvety smooth Pinot, with fine berry aromas, rich garnet hue and a soft tannic quality, this is an exceptional Spätburgunder.
The town of Ingelheim has been planted Pinot Noir since the early Middle Ages, when Charlemagne brought over vines from Burgundy more than 1000 years ago. This wine is representative of a soft and well-balanced Pinot, with full berry, plum and lavender aromas. It has a silky smooth texture, is round in the mouth and finishes with a hint of soft tannins.A Burgundy style wine that is elegant, well balanced and covered with aromas of cherry, raspberry and blackberry. The Wasem estate has been producing Pinot for over 300 years and this is a great representation of a solid German Pinot.
Pairings: Beef in red wine stew, beans & bacon, roasted duck, rotisserie chicken, sauteed mushrooms, foie gras.
Winemaking has been part of the town of Ingelheim in Rheinhessen for almost 2000 years. At the Wasem Estate, grapes have been harvested since 1726. When Julius Wasem bought the 300 year-old estate in 1912, he laid the foundation for the winery as it exists today, particularly in his passion for the complicated and finicky Pinot family.
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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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