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Weingut Gunther Steinmetz

Pinot Noir 2022

$26.00

Pinot Noir 2022

Weingut Gunther Steinmetz

Pinot Noir 2022

$26.00

 100% Pinot Noir, aged in used barriques from Burgundy. Surprisingly lush and ripe for a Mosel Pinot Noir, with hint of lingon berry and a mountain breeze. 

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Stefan Steinmetz is the fourth generation of his family to make wine in Brauneberg, in the Mosel. The business was founded in the early 1900s as not only a winery but also a butcher, inn, guesthouse, and farm. Stefan’s father Günther established the reputation for quality the winery is known for today after taking over for his father in 1958, and Stefan followed in his footsteps by taking over as cellar master and cultivation manager in 2000, at the age of only 22. He worked hand-in-hand with his mother Edith at the start, and since 2014 his wife Sammie has been his partner in running the estate.

Stefan is dedicated to “working close to nature,” as he puts it. They practice what they call “natural viticulture,” which means using no fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides, plus controlling yields and carefully harvesting and sorting by hand. ...

In the cellar, Stefan works without any additives–no yeasts, no fining agents, no acidification or deacidification, and no animal proteins whatsoever. Grapes are processed and pressed as gently as possible. Fermentations occur spontaneously in large wood casks or stainless steel tanks. The goal is to bring out the unique signature of each individual vineyard. As Stefan explains, his wines “should reflect the location, the soil, the microclimate and the characteristics of the vines, i.e. all the peculiarities of the environment in which they are grown – and this while incorporating my personality as a winemaker.”