Once again Furst in Franconia shows what can be done. This year Alice and I have been tasting a whole lot of Pinot Noirs (or Spatburgunder in Germany). Of all of them this is the most Burgundian. A real treat. We have been looking for a German red for a while. Unfortunately this one is so good it means we won’t be stocking the less expensive ones from Pfalz.
The class starts with the colour which is moving towards brick and then, in their words: A big basket full of red fruits and black pepper, bitter almonds and spicy pepper hints. The finish is crispand refreshing.
At 13% abv it proves that German wines are not all sweet and girly. This is serious stuff!