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Vom Berg 'gustavb' red 2016 - no added sulfites

rheinhessen, germany

 

VARIETAL: 100% Dornfelder

VINEYARD: Sheltered from the wind on the highest hill of the region, the Kloppberg, 12 miles from the Rhine river; soils are calcerous marly with some clay

CLIMATE: Long, dry, maturation period with large fluctuations between day and night temperatures

FARMING PRACTICES: Biodynamic (certified by Demeter); no chemicals used (pesticides, fertilizers, additives, etc); dry farmed; rows grassed over; grapes hand harvested

VINIFICATION: Certified vegan winemaking; spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts on the skin; no fining. Zero sulfites added.

AGING: 6 months in barriques

TASTING NOTES: Dark red color. Aromas of ripe forest berries and red cherries. Smooth in the mouth with fresh fruit.

FOOD PAIRINGS: Many, pasta, pizza, burgers, etc.