Frank John
Pinot Noir Kalkstein2015
PfalzGermany

£45.00

Frank John, Pinot Noir Kalkstein, 2015

Frank John
Pinot Noir Kalkstein2015
PfalzGermany

£45.00

There’s been a real focus on red wines in Germany in recent years - more balanced ripeness and less chewy new oak. Kalkstein is a fine textured, aromatic Pinot with lovely herbal spices and a hint of toast. The finish is precise and full of tension revealing the limestone rich soils on his estate. If you haven't tasted German Pinot Noir for a while - or even at all - you should definitely give this one a try.

About Frank John

Frank John is a family affair, run by Frank, a sought-after enologist, his wife and two children. It began in 2002 when they bought Hirschhorner Hof, a 400-year-old church house and estate in the Pfalz, and set to work renovating the building and its beautiful vaulted cellar. The estate included 3 hectares of vineyards planted with old clones of Riesling and Pinot Noir. Frank is inspired by tradition both in the vineyard and the cellar. They have worked biodynamically since their first vintage, achieving Demeter certification in 2012.

They harvest by hand, often going through vineyards several times to ensure grapes are picked at just the ripeness they want. They work gently and traditionally in the cellar, using native yeasts and ageing the wines for 1-2 years in barrel before bottling. John's mantra is “Grosse Weine alter Schule" which roughly translates as "great old school wines" They’re certainly serious, elegant, balanced and expressive with great ageing potential.