2016 Weingut Petri
Wow – this Pinot Noir has real liveliness and peppy juice. Quite light in colour and feel, but just so well balanced and complete. Spicy, pretty, red fruit and holds the finish well, this is brilliant value, a brilliant, easy aperitif red or perfect to pair with light lunches. L&S (Mar 2018)
*Case price: Mix any 12 bottles of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.
Maximilian Petri's vines are in the Pfalz region on 14 hectares around the village of Herxheim am Berg on the ‘Deutsche Weinstraße’ - the German wine route. This wine-growing municipality is situated 200 metres above sea level on a foothill of the “Haardt” mountains (which are an extension of the Vosges mountains in Alsace), which provide shelter against adverse weather conditions. Little rain, lots of sun and a generally mild climate ensure that even the most demanding types of vines flourish, while the chalky soil with a high mineral content define the character of his wines. Vine cultivation is taken very seriously. Maximilian use's neither herbicides nor insecticides, and only enough fertilizer to provide sufficient nourishment for the vines. Grapes are hand-picked, low yields adhered too and gentle pressing with barrique ageing to retain the grapes natural flavours.
Everyone likes a nice Pinot Noir these days. And everyone is right so to do. But Pinot Noir has an annoying habit of draining one's fiscal resources faster than desirable. Worry not. LEA & SANDEMAN continue to scour the globe in search of outstanding value and are glad to present a nicely-priced selection with all the nobility this variety can muster.
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