Background information about the wine
The Oberrotweiler Kirchberg impresses with its exposed south-western location, which exposes it to the weather influences of the Burgundian gate. This parcel, which is particularly noteworthy for its calcareous, volcanic gravel, was created in 1975.
Details about the maturation
The ageing process involved 18 months in French barriques, with around 40 % of these being new wood.
The Pinot Noir spoils the eye with its overcast garnet red, enriched by violet reflections.
Sense of smell
The 2020 Oberrotweiler Kirchberg Spätburgunder Grosse Lage reveals a seductive blend of fruit notes such as sour cherry, raspberry and orange peel, accompanied by hibiscus, rosehip and roses. A graceful and delicate attack that unfolds into noble light tobacco and incense with prolonged exposure to oxygen.
The tongue experiences pure finesse and elegance. The fruit harmonises remarkably well with a lively acidity and an incredibly fine tannin structure. The wood is skilfully integrated and allows this wine to literally float across the palate. This Burgundian finesse calls for dishes that are just as attentive to detail as it is. Currently, it already brings a wonderful drinking experience. Nevertheless, it is worth giving it a few years of ageing. Here, strong earthy notes can emerge.
This wine is beautifully combined with caramelised beetroot slices garnished with sour clover and flowers. Alternatively, a leg of rabbit stuffed with mushrooms and herbs and seasoned with a touch of raspberry vinegar jus goes well. Braised lamb shanks with tomatoes, carrots and pearl barley also make for a successful culinary pairing. Alternative suggestions are duck breast on celeriac puree or stuffed courgettes with Mediterranean vegetables and herbs.
Franz Keller Winery, Badbergstr. 44, 79235 Vogtsburg-Oberbergen im Kaiserstuhl, Germany