Pinot Noir "Tuniberg", Dr. Heger
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Pinot Noir "Tuniberg", Dr. Heger - 2016

Item # 32872 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Founded in 1935, the estate grows Pinot Noir vines on a steep, south-facing slope to get the best sun exposure. Tuniberg is a subregion of Baden with limestone soils. Herbal, spicy, classic Pinot Noir. Pair this with duck breast with orange sauce to enjoy the sweet and spicy contrast.

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Baden is the ancestral home of Spätburgunder in Germany. First documented in 884, brought from Burgundy by the great-grandchild of Charlemagne, Charles III. Riesling wasn't documented in Germany until 1435! Joachim Heger wants us all to love Spätburgunder, making it user-friendly with Pinot Noir printed right on the front! The juice behind the label is just as accessible. Cherries that are both dark and bright. Elevated acidity and soft tannins coat the palate and aid in a lingering finish. Pinot Noirs originating from Baden have a unique iron-laden, smoky quality, which seals the deal for me!


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