Grape - Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir)
Where - Saulheim, Germany
What - Hold onto your damn hats because they are about to be blown off by this wine. It's no secret that Thörle are the masters of German low intervention wine, but we reckon they give every wine country a run for their money with this Spätburgunder. It is heavenly.
There is a lot of hype around this wine. Since 2006, brothers Christoph and Johannes have been running the winery organically whilst working towards biodynamic certification. Their vineyards contain a wide variety of soils, from clay to limestone, or loam to flint. When blended with precision, this creates complex wines with a whole spectrum of flavours and character.
You'd be forgiven for thinking the Hölle was a Burgandy. The aromas are bursting with dark cherries, herbs, freshly ground coffee and cacao. On the palate, smooth, fine tannins are met with the minerals from the soils. It's grippy, vivid and pure. The finish is one of the longest possible, it goes on and on with fruit and herbs. You will remember this vintage for years to come.
Unforgettable, grippy, vibrant. Vegan. Low intervention. Organic practicing. ABV 13.5%.