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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

August Kesseler

Region:

Germany

Appellation:

Rheingau

Grape Type:

Pinot Noir

Assmannshauser Hollenberg, Spatburgunder, 2011

6x75cl £500.00

1 case, 3 bottles

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6x75cl £500.00

1 case

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Tasting Note:

The historic, south-west facing Hollenberg vineyard has been planted with Pinot Noir since the 11th Century and August’s ungrafted vines (phylloxera hates slate) produce one of Germany’s great Spätburgunders . Approximately one fifth of the potential production made it into the 2012, the rest going into Cuvee Max and the straight Spätburgunder. This is very special indeed, perfumed waves of wonderfully pure red fruit, raspberry, red cherry and pomegranate burst from the glass, with sweet floral top notes and freshly cut delicate herbs. The powerful, crystalline flavours are expressed with great clarity and detail on the palate, morello cherry, sweet orange peel, vibrant, vital and rich yet underpinned with a firm slate character. Spellbinding.

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