Bietighöfer | Spätburgunder Réserve
Liquid fruit leather (a.k.a. German Pinot Noir)
Here is how our tasting notes read after trying this... “Obsessed with this Pinot Noir! So good! Salivating. Huge cherries, dried fruit, smells the way fruit leather tastes. Meaty, but soft, plush.” This guy is making some of the best wines we have tried all year! Winemaker, Stefan Bietighöfer, brings you a stunning German Pinot Noir from vineyards only 15 minutes away from the French border. Insane value for this wine – we recommend you try everything this guy makes!
Read the winemaker’s story below for a glimpse into his “French” mindset.
Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir)
With such a great acidity and powerful (yet not tannic) fruit, this wine will hold up and is rarely overshadowed by food. Go classic with spätzle (an egg noodle dumpling served with gravy or rich meats like sausage or breaded cutlets). Or try more traditional Pinot Noir pairings like roasted salmon and lentils, duck confit, roasted turkey and gravy, or filet mignon.
Easily our favorite new producer! This young winemaker, Stefan, grew up in the wine world and butted heads with his father over all aspects of the growing and making of wines from their family estate in Germany. Pissed off and determined, Stefan went to France, specifically Burgundy and Alsace, to study winemaking. When he returned, the quarrels continued and he agreed to take over the family business, only if he could radically change and control the entire operation. He converted the vineyards to fully biodynamic and shifted to a natural, hands-off approach in the winery. “Hats off to you Stefan” because these are some of the best wines we have tasted all year!