Varietals: Pinot Noir aka Spätburgunder
About: The estate is a family-run enterprise, with 27 hectares, operating with wisdom, sentiment, and competence. The family is serious about what they do, making wines with care and craftsmanship – it’s not an estate run by amateurs. Braunewell is contemporary, but not “modern”; it has soul and character. In general, the soils are very unusual for Rheinhessen; limestone and limey marl and loess, and only a little clay. Stefan Braunewell and his brother Christian, the third generation at the estate, aim to produce wines that are “salty and quivering,” and “less relaxed” than many Rheinhessen wines.
Pairing Ideas: this classic Pinot is asking to be paired with roasted chicken, duck, earthy mushrooms, a vast range of aged cheeses! Pure fruit on the nose with flavors of sour cherry, blackberries, cassis, and plum on the palate paired with subtle hints of smoke and herbs ...