Friedrich Becker and his family own around 14.5 ha of vineyards in the Southern part of the Pfalz region. He was the first of his family to distant himself from delivering the grapes to the local co-operative and decide to make his own wine. Right from the start he turned out as one of the best producers in the Pfalz and one of the best Pinot Noir producers in Germany. 60% of his production is Pinot Noir which is grown primarily on stony, chalky soil on the Alsatian side of the border and his wines are made, according to his comments ‘by instinct’. The same instincts seem to have been transferred to his son Friedrich Jun. who has taken over more and more responsibilities with his sister Helena.
1. 2014 Petit Rose Cuvee dry
£144.00 case £12.00 bottle
Nice pinkish color, floral nose of strawberry, apricot and green apple fruit aromas. Bracing acidity and stony freshness, delicate but persistent. This Rose? is a selection of ripe red grapes from different sites and Soils. Mainly Pinot Noir and Portugieser but as well some Cabernet Grapes.
2. 2013 Weißburgunder "Kalkgestein“ dry
£211.20 case £17.60 bottle
The wine has a soft light colour with aromas of gooseberry and garden fruits. On the palate it is juicy, drinkable with good structure and length. Serve with pasta, white meat, poultry, and fish dishes.
3. 2012 Estate Spätburgunder QbA (Mar 2014) *
£186.00 case £15.50 bottle
Cordite and sour cherries. Tight and pointed and very tangy fruit. A glass of smoked cranberries. (Tamlyn Currin - Wine Writer)
Easy drinking for every day.
4. 2012 Spätburgunder B *
£275.40 case £22.95 bottle
Dusty and spiced, filling the senses with the memory of old church pews in a quiet chapel and the smell of polished wood. Cherries and orange peel, savoury, and there’s something here that reminds me just a little of Barolo. (Tamlyn Currin - Wine Writer)
Easy drinking for every day. More complex in style and longer-lasting.
5. 2011 Pinot Noir Schweigener Spätburgunder
£295.80 case £24.65 bottle
Ripe and brightly red fruited. Red plums and cherries, fresh on the nose and glossy in the mouth. Great delineation with charcoal tannins making firm imprints on the fruit without clobbering it. A well-balanced attractive bitterness. Very good. (Tamlyn Currin - Wine Writer)
6. 2011 Kammerberg Spätburgunder Grand Cru dry
£855.00 case £71.25 bottle
Very toasty nose. Huge tannins. Huge acidity. A gruff structural wine that seems to have put the fruit on mute. (Tamlyn Currin - Wine Writer)
7. 2011 St Paul Spätburgunder Grand Cru
£855.00 case £71.25 bottle
Sweet black cherry nose. Aristocratic, confident and full of impact but without the surly face of the Kammerberg. Luscious dark fruit, assertive tannins, boldly spiced, this is Spätburgunder with a bit of a Rhône swagger. (Tamlyn Currin - Wine Writer)
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