This bristling red offers loads of cool, crisp black cherry and cranberry flavors. Hints of smoked nut and mint lend depth to the mid palate, augmented by fine-grained, persistent tannins. It’s a penetrating wine that still needs time but should improve through 2025. The fully mature grapes were hand-picked, sorted, and crushed in late September. The must was fermented spontaneously on the skins for four weeks. The must was pressed, settled and transferred to 15% new French 225l oak barrels and 85% old German 1200l and 2400l oak barrels. Following the completion of malolactic fermentation, the wines stayed in the barrels for 10 months. The wines were bottled unfiltered, without racking or fining just before the following harvest season.
Food Pairing: cheese, red meat, mushroom risotto.
Organic, Vegan, Oak Aging
10 months in oak
The Thörle family owns excellent parcels in Saulheim’s Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyard sites in Rheinhessen with a large diversity of terroir. Since 2006, the fortunes of the wine estate have been in the hands of the next generation in the form of Johannes and Christoph Thörle, who manage the winery with innovative skill and set the estate’s focus more on the traditional varietals Riesling and Pinot Noir.
The vineyards are managed organically, and the domaine is being taken in a biodynamic direction. The Thörle brothers obtain their distinctive, mineral Riesling and delicate Pinot Noir from the characteristically calcareous limestone soils.