Spätburgunder, Christmann
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Spätburgunder, Christmann - 2018

Item # 30991 750mL
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Production Methods




Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

Tasting Notes

The new generation of the Christmann estate has a soft spot for Pinot Noir - they make many - and there's great reason this variety thrives in the area as this is the one spot where you find limestone veins which go hand-in-hand with the grape.

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Staff Pick Notes

Spatburgunder is just German Pinot Noir. I can't help you on pronunciation, but don't let it intimidate you. And Christmann's Pinot is wonderful. Supple red fruit, underbrush, and a little savory mushroom character are softened with a touch of chocolate and oak spice. This is a higher acid style, owing to the cool German climate, so I recommend it with food. I really recommend it with a mushroom/rosemary pizza, and you could do Japanese BBQ as well. This is a sort of sentimental wine for me. An earlier vintage was the first time, way back as a tender 22yr old, when I took a chance on an unfamiliar wine from an distant, unfamiliar place, and it really opened wine up for me. I'm happy to report that every vintage since has been just as enlightening, and yummy.


About the Producer

In 1845 Prof. Dr. Ludwig Häusser and his cousin Johann Martin founded a small winery in Gimmeldingen as a hobby, and over the course of the next generation winemaking became their main profession. In 1894 Eduard Christmann married Henriette Häusser, the granddaughter of the founder. The Estate bears the name of her son Arnold, and is run in the 7th generation by Steffen Christmann. Devotion to...

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