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Spätburgunder Kaiserstuhl 2019

Holger Koch • 750ml


Holger Koch Spätburgunder Kaiserstuhl is a red natural wine made from 100% Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) from Baden-Württemberg, withing the Swabia appelation, Southern Germany. The grapes are grown on loess soils on the flattest land with the least exposure to wind at the lowest elevation, farming is organic – not certified. Spätburgunder Kaiserstuhl is macerated for 14 days in 3000L wooden casks and then aged for 10 months. Indigenous yeast fermentation, unfined, and unfiltered. This has been my favorite Pinot Noir of 2020, unmatched finesse and precision, with a touch of enigmatic earthiness.


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Product Description

The Wine: Spätburgunder Kaiserstuhl 2019

This addictive bottling of 35 yr old Spätburgunder vines boasts harmonious, delicate fruit. Tart cherry vibes, clear tannin structure and beautiful length — this German Pinot is, low key, the chilled red of your picnic dreams. (source

The Producer: Holger Koch

Holger’s wines are grandpa chic—that is to say, they are how Burgundy used to taste when grandpa was just a fresh young lad: pre-global warming. It used to be that you’d struggle for ripeness in the Kaiserstuhl, even though it’s the warmest climate in Germany. But with rising temperatures throughout Europe, what used to be Burgundy now tastes like Weingut Holger Koch.

It makes sense; France is just twenty minutes away. In fact, the winery is so close to Alsace that during WWII, Holger’s grandmother could stand in the vineyard and see bombs going off across the Rhine River. Whether it’s geographical proximity or the selection massale cuttings from Puligny-Montrachet and Alsace (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Silvaner, Grauburgunder, Weißburgunder, and Spätburgunder) or the terroir-based approach, these wines are distinctly French with a German accent.

Indeed, Holger and his wife Gabriele seem to straddle cultural borders themselves. When you first meet them, you’re struck by how German they seem, but by the time you leave, you’re left wondering if they are in fact French. What at first appears structured and reserved reveals itself to be very generous—romantic, even.(source:

The Region: Swabia


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