German wine is primarily produced in the west of Germany, along the river Rhine and its tributaries, with the oldest plantations going back to the Roman era. Approximately 60 percent of the German wine production is situated in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, where 6 of the 13 regions (Anbaugebiete) are situated. Germany as the eighth largest wine-producing country in the world. White wine accounts for almost two thirds of the total production. Among enthusiasts, Germany's reputation is primarily based on wines made from the Riesling grape variety, which at its best is used for aromatic, fruity and elegant white wines that range from very crisp and dry to well-balanced, sweet and of enormous aromatic concentration.
- Item #: i_399957Bottle Size: 750mlDECANTER.COM 91 POINTS This wine, from the blue Devonian slate of the Ahr valley, has been the Meyer-Nakel calling card for years. Sourced from different parcels in the village of Dernau, it spent 10 months in used barriques and presents a wonderful introduction to Ahr Pinot Noirs. It's a lovely blend of smoke and cherry on the nose, while the palate is slender and shows lots of tart red fruit. The tannins have a gentle grip and the freshness is mouthwatering. Drinking Window 2019 - 2025
Ahr Valley's Werner Nakel is called the "red-wine wizard" - one of the leaders of modern Germany's high-quality Pinot Noir movement. This Estate Pinot has a wonderfully bright ruby red hue, with aromas and flavors of ripe raspberries and blackberries. It shows both a juicy fruit filling and a fine minerality from the distinctive blue slate makeup of the vineyards, with subtle notes of smoke and cloves. The tannin is velvety, elegant and full of finesse.