Vineyard: VDP. Erste Lage designates first-class sites in Germany with an autonomous profile. They provide optimal growing conditions for consistently producing wines of the highest quality. The sites are carefully defined by the VPD regional associations. To the east of the world-famous Höllenberg, Allendorf's 30-50 year old vines grow on quartzite and slate weathered soils. The conditions of this steep north-south sloped site produce an excellent Spätburgunder.
Wine: This Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) has a cool acidity and is delicate at the same time. A deep red wine with a noticeable spiciness and minerality.
The steep and sunlit slopes give the Frankenthal a special identity. In order to preserve this identity, the wine is aged exclusively in second and third use barriques. After 18 months in wooden barrels, in which the unique minerality is not masked, the wine is bottled unfiltered.
Food Recommendation: Fillet of beef or Iberico pork cutlet are the ideal partners for this Pinot Noir.
Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Res. sugar: 0,1 g/l
Acidity: 4,9 g/l