Weingut Carl Ehrhard, Rüdesheim Kirchenpfad Spätburgunder Trocken 2012, Rheingau, Germany
Tasting Note: It’s difficult to find a German pinot noir, or spätburgunder, on the shelf here in the United States so whenever you find one at wine shop you must try it so you can familiarize yourself with Germany’s pinot noir style – which many would likely enjoy.
Medium-intensity ruby in color this wine has an aromatic nose of red cherry, red plum and red currant.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied pinot noir echoes fruit suggested on the nose.
The fruit is a mixture of both slightly-under-ripe and ripe red, fruit with just a touch of tartness and medium-minus tannin.
The pinot noir shows some mid-palate complexity and is delightful overall.
This is a second-tasting note; here’s a link to the first.
Importer: Savio Soares Selections, Brooklyn, New York
Tasting Date: January 11, 2017