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Rotwein 2013 Bürgstadt Centgrafenberg Pinot Noir trocken, Franconia/Franken, Germany

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Classification: Qualitätswein (quality wine)
Price: 19.50 €
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Maturing: Barrique
Registration number: #107601316

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (88 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 12 January, 2022
Best to drink: Bis 2024+. What our ratings mean
Editor note: Somewhat developed, rather tart aroma of more red than black berries with tobacco and undergrowth notes, some mushrooms, pepper, dried flowers and a hint of tar in the background. Ripe, juicy fruit with nutty, tobacco and peppery-spicy tones, some smoke on the palate, wood barrel notes, lively acidity and relatively taut tannin, good persistence, mineral tones, some depth, has power but also life and a certain freshness, very good, firm, tangy and spicy finish with very slight old woody bitterness. Has completely recovered after an interim low in 2018 and is now better than ever.
wein.plus rating: 85 WP
Last reviewed: 27 June, 2018
Best to drink: To 2020+
Editor note: Slightly muted nose, light vegetal notes, hint of undergrowth, tranquil berry fruit and some beet root. Slightly muted fruit again on the palate, some oak and earthy notes, fairly prominent, slightly brittle tannins, salty and peppery traces in the background, hint of mushrooms and some soup greens, fairly persistent, slightly rustic style, slightly muted again on the finish.
wein.plus rating: 85 WP
Last reviewed: 30 January, 2018
Best to drink: To 2021+
Editor note: Light dried vegetal and earthy notes on the nose, hint of mushrooms, partly preserved mixed berries and a few cherries, some fennel and root vegetables. Slightly muted on the palate, partly preserved fruitm malted notes, slightly rustic style, sandy tannins, dried root vegetables, slightly spicy, hint of soup greens, slightly noticeable warm alcohol, good, slightly brittle finish.
wein.plus rating: 87 WP
Last reviewed: 16 March, 2017
Best to drink: Mid-2017-2022+
Editor note: Tart nose, light earthy and dried floral notes, some old oak and undergrowth, hint of mushrooms, red and black berries, hint of root vegetables and some tobacco. Tart fruit on the palate, firm, fine sandy tannins, light acid bite, hint of tobacco and some dark chocolate, persistent, good substance, fairly firm structure, earthy and salty mineral notes, good grip, medium body, slightly rustic style, touch of licorice and dried herbs on a very good and fairly juicy finish.

The German wine-growing region of Franconia used to be divided into the three areas of Maindreieck, Mainviereck and Steigerwald with 23 Großlagen and 216 Einzellagen. In November 2011, the members of the Franconian Winegrowers' Association decided on a new arrangement. The three old areas will be replaced by 12 much smaller ones. These will also replace the 23 large vineyards in the medium to long term. The old areas once played a role in the predominant marketing of Franconian table wine, but they had lost that role for some time. Before this conversion, the following description applied to the Maindreieck area:

Main - Flussverlauf mit Maindreieck und Mainviereck

By far the largest...

The growing region lies on the northern edge of the state of Bavaria in Germany and is crossed by the Main river in a large W-shape. A special feature is that the Bavarian vineyards on Lake Constance around Lindau belong to the Württemberg growing region. The vineyards cover 6,130 hectares, most of which stretch between Aschaffenburg and Schweinfurt. All are planted on south-facing valley slopes on the banks of the Main River or in side valleys of its tributaries. It is an ancient wine-growing region, as evidenced by a deed of gift from 777 to the Fulda monastery, to which the royal estate of Hammelburg with eight vineyards (Schloss...

Germany, or rather the area that is now part of it, has a wine culture that is over two thousand years old. But even before that, imported wine was drunk, as evidenced by a Greek clay wine bottle from around 400 BC found in a Celtic grave. The oldest vineyards were on the banks of the Rhine, Neckar and Moselle. These rivers with their long valleys, as well as their tributaries, are still the classic wine-growing areas today. Viticulture was founded by the colonisation of Gaul by the Greeks and then brought to perfection by Roman culture. The conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) brought Roman viticulture from the RhôneRhône...

Synonym for the grape variety Pinot Noir; see there.
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