Juice 2015 Spätburgunder, Wunderwerk, Dreissigacker, Rheinhessen, GER
Grape 100% Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir)
Farming Certified Organic, Vegan
Tasting Note The nose shows an abundance of cherry and strawberry aromas with hints of spicy cinnamon. The palate is well-balanced and soft with great velvety tannins. It is equal parts structured and elegant.
Jochen Dreissigacker has caused a considerable stir both in his native Germany and abroad, winning high praise and points wherever his wines are sold. His 21 hectares of vineyards are based in the Rheinhessen, which is currently undergoing what might be termed a 'Rheinhessen revival', with Jochen at its forefront. From the 2010 vintage, Jochen's wines all have organic certification and he also uses biodynamic methods for much of his estate (although he has chosen not to be certified).
The approach to Dreissigacker wines is simple – as little intervention as possible with low yields and careful fruit selection. All vineyards are certified organic and biodynamic methods are often used, resulting in excellent fruit quality, hence beautiful balance. We are simple too, is it too much to ask for delicious juice with beautiful balance? We don’t think so and neither does Jochen. That’s why we love him and his wines.
We’d love to put this wine side by side with duck in pretty much any preparation you can think of. Cantonese Style with delicate little pancakes, shavings of spring onion, finely cut sticks of cucumber and a healthy dose of plum sauce would have your taste buds absolutely singing. For an earthier, wintery take, one might slow roast the legs of said duck and serve them on a bed of puy lentils laced with onions, carrots and celery and finish this delightful ensemble with a red wine, cherry and duck jus. It would be almost as good minus the duck. Not quite but almost…