Light-bodied and light in color but big on flavor, the Weingut Gunther Steinmetz Pinot Noir. Saturday Splurge.
HARVEST NOTES: Harvested at the beginning of October.
WINEMAKING PROCESS: Open box fermentation with 40% whole berry clusters for over 18 days.
TASTING NOTES: Wild berries, wild cherries. Elegant and finely structured tannins.
VINE AGE: 20-year-old ungrafted vines
SOIL TYPES: Silver-grey and blue slate stone
WINEMAKER: Stefan Steinmetz
The 2015 Weingut Gunther Steinmetz Pinot Noir pours a really light red color in the glass, in fact it almost looks more like a rosé than a red wine. Sniffing the wine reveals a simply wonderful, enticing aroma of strawberry, mint, sage and floral notes. In the mouth this Pinot is smooth with juicy fruit and continuing touches of mint and sage. Slightly dusty tannins lead into the dry finish that is full of sweet berry and cherry notes with some lasting earthiness underneath. Despite having almost no residual sugar this wine is still filled with sweet fruit flavors. Light bodied, light in color and low in alcohol but big on flavor, I love this wine. It's definitely splurge worthy.