Grape: 100% Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc)
Barrel Ageing: 18 months
The balanced vintage of 2016 produced very elegant and classy white wines with a moderate alcohol content. The HENKENBERG Pinot Blanc is racy, with an invigorating acid structure and citrus aromas. Due to the long storage on the yeast and the filling without filtration, it takes some time to ripen on the bottle to develop its full aroma and to bind in the acid.
The Henkenberg denomination stretches out on an exposed ridge between Oberrotweil and Burkheim towards the west. The soil mainly consists of weathered volcanic rock, garnet and loess in some places. Its coarse composition made up of different layers offers ideal ground for growing deep rooting vines. The Henkenberg has a south and southwest exposure. It is named for being the site of the gallows in medieval times.
Varietal / Clone
100% Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc)
Gentle pressing and skin contact of 8 hours. The fermentation takes place in oak barrels of 1200 L without any filtration or sedimentation of the juice. The wood for these barrels is won from our own trees in the Kaiserstuhl and shipped to selected tonneleries in Burgundy for processing. The alcoholic fermentation with native yeasts takes place in the barrels at high temperatures and is very stormy and fast, without any temperature control. After malolactic fermentation the wines are aged in the oak sur lie for at least 18 months before they are bottled without filtration.
Residual sugar 3,0 g/l | Total acidity 8,1 g/l | Alcohol level 12,5 vol%
Frog’s leg Provenciale with farmhouse bread. Grilled seabass with lime-beurre-blanc and polenta.
→ 15 years
Serve at 12ºC in a burgundy glass.
At young age this wine should be vented by decanting or opening 3-4 hours prior to serving.