Pinot Noir, Rötiberg

2017AOC Schaffhausen

A beautifully structured Pinot Noir grape from the best and steepest south- facing vineyards of Wilchingen - the Rötiberg.

Clear

Price per Bottle

Grape variety

100% Pinot Noir

Gastronomic recommendation

barbeque, game, herbal cuisine, Mediterranean kitchen

Serving temperature

17–19 °C

Shelf life

8 years

Harvest

In the last beautiful autumn days after the main harvest

Winemaking

A cold resting period before and after fermentation leaches out the grape aromas and tannins and give the wine its necessary structure and its excellent aging potential. The wine rests in oak barrels for around a year and then receives another five months of aging in the bottle before it goes on the market.

Characteristics

Beautiful black cherries, light tobacco notes and elegant vanilla tones are perceptible on the nose and on the palate. An excellent meal companion.

Special about the wine

The Rötiberg, one of the best and steepest south- facing vineyard locations of Wilchingen, produces complex wines with great aging potential. The grapes are yield reduced to 700gr/m2. It gives the wine a strong fruit and structure. The wine ages for 12 months in large 500 liter barrels, after that it goes unfiltered into the bottles.

Awards

vintage 2016 (in the 8 best Pinot Noirs in Switzerland)

Awards

Gold

vintage 2016: Grand Prix du Vin Suisse

Silver

vintage 2017, 91 points: Decanter World Wine Award

vintage 2017: AWC Vienna

vintage 2016, 88 points: Falstaff

vintage 2016: Mondial des Pinots

vintage 2016, 90 Points: Decanter World Wine Award

Bronze

vintage 2018: AWC Vienna

vintage 2016: AWC Vienna