With the Saumagen Spätburgunder wine, which has been awarded the prize for “greatest Pinot Noir in Germany” three times already, we climb another step towards the heavens….my note: “WOW. Just plain crazy class. A remarkable sappiness of deeper red fruit, intense limestone imprint, floating expansive spiciness and florals, finishing with a BOOM of limestone punch and looooong ever rising finish of fruit florals and spice. It has that magical, spherical sense of expansiveness that is a hallmark of Grand cru Pinot Noir. WOW…”. Obviously, another * awarded here. This stuff is off the charts, guys. Along with the greatest wines from the Fürsts, this is among the greatest Pinot Noir I have ever tried outside of Burgundy, and in a blind tasting would blow any Burg lover’s mind….get what you can justify, and thank me later…..
From their website: “From our top site, Kallstadter Saumagen. Only the best vineyards and grapes deserve to be bottled as a “Saumagen”. A stunning complexity arises in the nose. Aromas of dark red, ripe fruits remind one of a wine from Burgundy. Very crisp on the palate, with intense minerality and density. Compact and well balanced, with a lot of freshness. Great potential!”