Weingut Petri Pinot Noir 2018
A little whizz banger of a Pinot from the Pfalz in Germany. Brightly fruited with cherry and strawberry fruits, it zips along with a delicious briskness, but doesn’t lack for depth and ripeness. The perfect red for everything from meaty fish to autumn game.
The Corky Verdict
Amy –A brilliant Pinot Noir, ripe with fruit, light and thoroughly enjoyable.
Sam –Sweet smoke on the nose, ripe red fruit, fine tannins great acidity and a long finish. A very sweet Pinot Noir, perfect for summer barbecues and would pair beautifully with slow cooked brisket.
- Pairs with: Red MeatWhite MeatFish
- Year: 2018
- Category: Medium / Light
- Location: Germany, Pfalz
- Type: Pinot Noir
- Percentage: 13% ABV
Maximilian Petri’s vines are in the Pfalz region on 14 hectares around the village of Herxheim am Berg on the ‘Deutsche Weinstraße’ – the German wine route.
This wine-growing municipality is situated 200 metres above sea level on a foothill of the “Haardt” mountains (which are an extension of the Vosges mountains in Alsace), which provide shelter against adverse weather conditions. Little rain, lots of sun and a generally mild climate ensure that even the most demanding types of vines flourish, while the chalky soil with a high mineral content define the character of his wines.
Vine cultivation is taken very seriously. Maximilian use’s neither herbicides nor insecticides, and only enough fertilizer to provide sufficient nourishment for the vines. Grapes are hand-picked, low yields adhered too and gentle pressing with barrique ageing to retain the grapes natural flavours.