Weingut Stigler Ihringen Winklerberg Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) VDP.Extra ‘Cuvee Max’

A really smooth example of Pinot Noir with a fine nose of black cherries. Ripe intense spice and cranberry aromas with distinct minerality, this is well-balanced wine, with deep fruit concentration from the latest Stigler generation – the well-travelled, talented and dedicated Maximilian Stigler.

Stigler fermented this wine for between 3 and 4 weeks on the grape skins, after which it was stored in large wooden barrels prior to bottling.

The wine was grown on the loam soil that forms the most southern slope of the ‘little mountain’, where the Stigler Winklerberg Kaiserstuhl, Baden’s steepest and warmest vineyard, is located.

The Baden wine-growing region is Germany’s most significant Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder) producer. Indeed, it’s considered to be ‘Burgundy Land’ in that it produces wines made from the entire ‘Burgundy’ family of vines.

Vineyard Ihringen Winklerberg
Classification VDP.Exta 'Cuvee Max'
Vine Variety Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder)
Quality Category QbA
Taste Trocken
Bottle Size 75cl
Wine-growing Region Baden
Alcohol 12.65%
Residual Sugar 2.65 g/l
Total Acidity 5.30 g/l

This is a wine that pairs well with a wide range of foods, even with salmon or other fatty fish, as well as roast chicken or pasta dishes. Its tannins also mean it’s ideal with duck, other game birds and, of course, ‘boeuf bourguignon’ or venison.

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