They don’t make ‘em like this anymore…
This no-sulfur Pinot Noir from German winemaker Holger Koch is loaded with minerality and savory earthen qualities; all brilliantly put together with a final punch of seductive, funky, leather. Balanced, beautiful yet spontaneous – a truly wild ride.
- The wine is made from 25 year old Pinot Noir vines that grow on the Herrenstuck terraces, steeply sloping plots that reflect their own unique terroir.
- Holger describes his wines as “grandpa chic,” in a sense that they epitomize what Burgundy used to taste like when Grandpa was a young lad, roaming the vineyards pre-global warming.
- The vineyard is 20 minutes away from France, and during World War II, Holger’s Grandmother could see bombs going off across the Rhine River.
- The vines thrive in a mixture of volcanic and “loess,” soils, which are rich and dust-like.
- A grilled cheese sandwich topped with prosciutto.
- Dinner with an old flame.
- Bronze candelabra.