Spätburgunder Trocken Ilbesheim
The villages-level Ilbesheim Pinot Noir from Leiner is a revelation. A terroir-specific Pfalzer wine that combines freshness, complexity and deep Pinot fruit character. Compares favorably and easily to the AOP Burgundies and single-vineyard US Pinots in its price class, and surpasses many of them in quality and sheer drinking pleasure. A standard-bearer for Spatburgunder, biodynamically farmed, thoughtfully made, and stunningly delicious—this wine is a game changer.
• Grown at the highest elevation in the Rhine plain upstream of the Haardtrand, a ridge of lime and shell deposits formed 27 million years ago from a primeval sea.
• Harvested at an impressively low 45 hl/ha.
• Fermented w/ natural yeast in open containers and aged in 500 liter barrels.