2015 Ökonomierat Rebholz Pinot Noir Rosé Pfalz

SKU #1260584 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Kept for 24 hours on the mash, the 2015 Spätburgunder Rosé Trocken has a very clear, elegant and subtle red berry bouquet. This leads to a charmingly round and fruity, juicy palate with a very nice grip. Very accessible and aromatic.  (8/2016)

K&L Notes

This bone-dry rosé from Ökonomierat Rebholz is born of limestone soils of the Pfalz. The grapes are 100% organic, and the estate never chapitalizes their wines at any pradikat level. The light salmon color is free run Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir) juice which has bright natural acidity which will actually allow the wine to cellar for several years. From the importer: "Smoke, spicy flavor, with notes of fresh herbs and pomegranate aromas. Very elegant mineral notes, a very harmonious triad between fresh herbs, steamed garden vegetables and fresh apples. Minerals and citrus aromas in the aftertaste. This wine pairs well with a variety of foods and has fantastic aging potential."

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.


- Thanks to a recent string of excellent vintages and to the reemergence of Germany onto the international wine writing scene, this is a country that's hot, hot, hot! Germany is divided into 13 wine Region and produces a very wide variety of wine styles, from incredibly high-acid, dry wines to some of the sweetest, most unctuous concoctions on the planet and even a few surprisingly hearty reds. Most of the highest-quality wines are grown on steep banks along the rivers in these Region. Small vineyards are still mostly hand tended and picked, due to the difficult nature of mechanization on these slopes. White wine production accounts for nearly 80% of the total with Riesling being the most important varietal, though Muller-Thurgau is still more widely planted. Click for a list of bestselling items from Germany.


Alcohol Content (%): 11.5