Messmer, 'Made in Pfalz', Spätburgunder Trocken, 2016, Pfalz, Germany


Many people find it odd that Germany makes red wine, but in fact, it's been going on for a long time! Typically, due to the climate, only cool climate grapes will grow, such as Pinot Noir, and as such it is what makes the vast majority of German reds. This also means most German reds are quite expensive. However, this wine certainly provides quality without breaking the bank.

In general, German Pinot Noir is a touch lighter in body and fruitier than the French Burgundy style and is made in only a few regions of the country where the climate allows black skin grapes to ripen (mainly Baden, and Pfalz).

This wine is refreshing and light. Aromas of bright strawberry fruit. Fresh and juicy with a touch of spice. Very good with duck, or interestingly, Asian pork dishes. It just works.

Producer: Messmer

Country: Germany

Region: Pfalz

Grapes: Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol: 13.0%

Vintage: 2016

Status: Sustainable Practice