Am Stein Innere Leiste Spatburgunder (750ml)
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Weingut Am Stein is nestled on the side of the most famous Franconian vineyard, the Würzburger Stein. Ludwig Knoll, together with his wife Sandra, meet all the demands required for the production of superior quality modern German wines; incredible aromatics, purity of flavour, freshness and balance characterize their wines.The winery farms precise parcels where vines with very special character are grown, they have a special potential for maturity and reflect local origins. They also practice biodynamic winemaking so the grapes may grow in harmony with nature.
The VDP.ERSTE LAGE sites are premium first class vineyards, which each possess their own individual character and optimal growth conditions. They are proven to produce long-lasting wines with sustained high quality. The grapes must be selectively harvested by hand. The maximum yield here is 60hl / ha. Erste Lage wines (like the equivalent of ‘Premier Cru’) boast sustainable quality with unique character.
The Würzburger Innere Leiste is located in a steep valley section on the south side of the former bishop’s residence “Marienberg”. The raw material of the vineyard is ‘mushelkalk’, a sediment layer of calcareous algae and mussels. The
clay-containing limestone formed over millions of years contributes to the fact that the soil has a very good heat storage capacity. The stony clay is profound and has an excellent humus supply. This results in a balanced availability of nutrients for the vines. Here, the Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) grows in heatstoring limestone and soaked clay. The wind-protected position of the land and the influence of the microclimate there ensure optimum grape maturity.
The grapes undergo a long cold maceration, cool fermentation and prolonged mashing time; aged for 12 months in large wooden barrels and used French barriques. Aromas of sour cherry and berry fruits accented by subtle roasted aromas on the nose; Strong tannin structure; nuances of leather and coffee. Full and round with a long finish.