If we asked the Ziereisen spouses the secrets of their wines they would surely answer like this: time and craftsmanship. They know their vineyards and work them with respect and attention, picking only the healthiest fruits and transforming them with love and patience. These principles are reflected in the wines produced by Hanspeter, a carpenter and winemaker, and his family. The vineyards are mainly located on Mount Efringer and are influenced by the limestone soil of the Jura and the climate shaped by the “Burgundian gate”. The location of Efringen-Kirchen allows Mediterranean air to blow into the Upper Rhine Valley, resulting in a lower level of precipitation than in the Markgräfer region. Using woods of German craftsmen, of various sizes, Hanspeter manages to make the most of Chasselas and the wonderful Pinot Noirs, creating wines that show the harmony between vineyard and grape. Their belief is that low alcohol content does not imply a renunciation of taste and complexity, but adds a value of lightness and drinkability. A true master of taste.
Pinot noir 100%
After a period of six weeks of maceration and a further maturation of 18 months in small oak barrels, the “Schulen” is bottled without filtration to keep its original aromatic characteristics intact.
Intense ruby red, the nose reveals a fragrant bouquet of ripe berries, subtle smoky herbaceous nuances and a slight hint of wood. On the palate, it immediately manifests itself with a juicy acidity, silky tannins and persistent aromas of herbs, undergrowth and a pleasant mineral freshness.
Ideal on first courses with tomato sauce and meat sauce, savory cheeses and second courses of red meat.