2016 - Pinot Noir Herrenberg Grosses Gewächs Jean Stodden
22B6PHGS6PK _ 2016 - Pinot Noir Herrenberg Grosses Gewächs Jean Stodden - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Jean Stodden
Region
Ahr Valley
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2020 - 2032
Case size
6x75cl
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2016 PINOT NOIR HERRENBERG GROSSES GEWÄCHS JEAN STODDEN - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Jean Stodden
Region
Ahr Valley
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2020 - 2032
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £568.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, June 2018

    Made from 30-50 year old vines grown on the steep slate and greywacke slopes of the Herrenberg vineyard, this wine is raised in 75% new oak, and has more than enough fruit power to match the seasoning. Herrenberg has poor soil and habitually produces a mineral style of wine. The 2016 is a brilliant ruby colour (these are some of the most deeply coloured Pinots I tasted in Germany), with an aromatic cocktail of cranberries, pomegranate, and spice. There is a savoury, umami-like character on the palate, which goes on and on… This is world-class Pinot Noir.

Producer

Jean Stodden

The Stodden family have been producing fine wine in the Ahr since 1578. With nearly 450 years of winemaking know-how, the estate has built a reputation for producing some of Germany’s finest red wines, with many in the wine world referring to them as ‘Pinot Gods’. While the Ahr is noted for its softer style of Pinot Noir, Stodden’s wines are fuller bodied with distinctive depth and concentration of flavour. Taking heavy inspiration from the wines of the Cotes de Nuits (Dujac and Ponsot are notable friends of the family), Stodden’s focus is on crafting Spätburgunders which are more structured and age-worthy than their neighbouring counterparts. Current winemaker Alexander Stodden, who has been at the helm since 2011, is dedicated to preserving his ancestor’s traditional methods of winemaking. From lengthy maceration (often up to 21 days) to extensive skin contact, Stodden’s wines have exceptional body and complexity, rivalling that of their Burgundian allies.

Region

Ahr Valley

Lying immediately north of the Mosel, Ahr is one of Germany’s smallest winegrowing regions; all 562 hectares of vineyards can be found along a 24km stretch of the river Ahr, a tributary of the Rhine. While neighbouring regions Mosel and Mittelrhein specialise in making white wines, the Ahr belies its northerly location by primarily producing reds, the majority of which are made from Pinot Noir (known locally as Spätburgunder). Thanks to its uniquely warm microclimate, which receives copious amounts of sunshine, the grapes have all the essentials for ripening fully, resulting in red wines with wonderful concentration of fruit and supple tannins. Here, the vines are grown on dramatically steep south-facing slopes and rugged crevices, which often prove difficult for the winemakers to tend to, however, the hard work is worth the vigneron’s while as the Ahr is home to some of the country’s finest red wines. While most of Ahr’s Spätburgunders are soft and light in style, renowned family estate Stodden produces red wines with more body and structure, which are as complex and as age-worthy as some of the Cotes de Nuits’ greatest Pinot Noirs.