This wine has a fine and fresh fruity character of strawberry and cherry notes with just a hint of raspberry in the finish. It has a dry crisp finish.
Owned by Christine Lucas, sister to Nik Weis, this estate produces outstanding Riesling from important vineyard sites in the Pfalz. This estate was established over fifty years ago and has a much warmer climate than the Mosel with different soil. The resultant wines tend to be drier in style with a little bit higher alcohol levels. It is located in the Rhine valley and protected to the North and the West by the Hunsrueck Mountains. That’s what makes the climate there almost Mediterranean. The soil is heavier and less stony than in the Mosel. They don’t have slate like in the Mosel, they have volcanic, glacial and river sediments. The current vintage release of this wine is made from Organically farmed grapes!
Their philosophy is to employ environmentally sound viticultural techniques, and in the cellar to use the least amount of intervention possible. Christine has obtained an organic certificate for her wines from the Deutschepradikat. Pinot Noir has long been cultivated in the Pfalz region and is the base of this rose with 10% of the blend from Cabernet Sauvignon. It is totally destemmed and lightly crushed with a limited amount of skin contact and then fermented in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats.
Pairs well with shellfish, poultry dishes, appetizers and snacks such as mild and soft cheese.