If you’re a fan of light easy drinking reds, this Spatburgunder (aka Pinot Noir) will convince you that Burgundy isn’t the only rightful place to grow this grape. Mineral, crisp, hint of pinot noir tannins and rich texture can be serious enough for a dinner party offering or as easy going as a patio drink with cheese and crackers.
Klaus Scheu took control of Weinhof Scheu from his father, Günter who retired in 1994. Theirs is a weinhof without borders, as it sits so close to Alsace in France that the vines nearly cross back and forth. Klaus, like his father, maps this not by geographic boundary, but by micro-climate and by the soil’s complexity, creating a unique home for each varietal and clone.
Older vines and meticulous vineyard work keep yields excessively low, which adds to the concentration of his wines. The cellar, too, allows for what the parcel and vintage have presented. There are both steel and oak vessels, and fermentations are allowed to occur at their own pace.
Pairs well with beef, veal, deer, venison, and poultry dishes.