Bernhard Huber’s professional career and connection with his land are closely linked to the production of Pinot Noir, known locally as Spätburgunder. The Baden region has a long tradition of cultivating this noble red grape variety. As early as the 13th century, the Cistercian monks who dedicated themselves to research and microzoning noticed the strong pedoclimatic analogy between Burgundy and this German region, located between Alsace, the Rhine and the Black Forest. Bernhard, from the earliest times, understood the importance of these historical roots and started a project to restructure local viticulture, which was still too anchored to the cooperative realities of the decades preceding the war. Today, Bernhard’s wife, Barbara, and son Julian, produce 5 different varieties of wine, among which the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir stand out, which have been defined “the best in Germany and among the best ever” by Jancis Robinson .
Pinot noir 100%
The yield of the vines is around 45/50 hl/ha thanks to the manual harvest with a careful selection of the bunches directly on the plant. The vinification is traditional and involves the completion of the malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in first, second and third use barriques for a total period of more than 14 months. Subsequently, it is bottled without undergoing filtration.
Intense and brilliant ruby red colour. The nose opens with a fascinating and elegant olfactory bouquet that evokes notes of berries, cherries and aromatic herbs, all hidden behind an intense ruby colour. Subsequently hints of pepper, tobacco and coffee emerge. On the palate, the ‘Schlossberg’ delights with a firm body and a clearly defined structure. The tannins are discreet, while the lively and sparkling acidity makes every sip cleaner
Really large and majestic Pinot Noir, which goes very well with grilled meat, beef and poultry.