Eye: attractive red color
Nose: it develops an expressing fruit nose with lingering red fruit aromas (cherry, blackcurrant, red currant, etc..)
Mouth: we find again the red fruits in the mouth making this wine a very fruity, enjoyable, refined and fresh Pinot Noir, which is very food friendly and showing a pleasant freshness
Food pairing: It will partner a wide range of dishes, especially on Summer time, from light cold and hot starters, barbecue, red and game meats (duck, venison), charcuterie, light hard cheeses and gratin of soft red fruits as unusual matches!
Origin: Various hill-sides around the little village of Bergheim with a predominance of heavy soils compound by clay and limestone.
Early ripening, great quality and small yields are the key messages for this vintage. By the end of September, the harvest had mostly started, and had even finished in some areas, which demonstrated what an early vintage this was.
2017 is one of the five earliest harvests of the last 40 years. To start with, let’s first remember the key events of 2017. January was extremely cold, with temperatures remaining mainly below zero for several days. Autumn and winter were dry and the downpours in March, unfortunately, didn’t make up for the water deficiency. Flowering was very early and, fortunately, took place during fine conditions. Subsequently, summer started with mild temperatures at the beginning of July, followed by scorching temperatures over several days.
The infrequent rainfall may have caused some delays in maturation in the most delicate soils. All these weather conditions, as well as plenty of heat, have contributed to the early harvest, low in quantity but promising in quality.