ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Weingut Bernhard Stenner, located on the outskirts of Mainz in the heart of Rheinhessen, is known for its commitment to traditional grape varieties and premium vineyard sites. Under the guidance of Malenka Stenner, a fourth-generation vintner with a degree in viticulture from Geisenheim, the family business is set on an exciting trajectory. Having also served as the Mainz Wine Princess in 2016, Malenka works in perfect harmony with her father, Bernhard. Their shared passion for winemaking is evident in every bottle they produce, as Malenka infuses each wine with her distinctive signature.
Having aged gracefully in used barrique barrels, this Pinot Noir radiates character. It presents a blackberry hue in the glass and evokes memories of a joyful evening by the campfire with friends and freshly toasted bread. The palate unfolds with dark forest fruits, coupled with a smooth finish and delicate dark chocolate – offering an experience that's both intense and refreshing. It can be enjoyed in summer, slightly chilled, for the ultimate pleasure.
This versatile Pinot Noir pairs beautifully with a range of dishes. Consider serving it with a duck breast with a blackberry and red wine sauce to enhance its dark fruit notes or with a beetroot and goat cheese tart for a delightful contrast. It also complements hearty mushroom risotto or a rich dark chocolate and raspberry tart. Enjoy it slightly chilled during summer barbecues alongside grilled vegetables and smoky tofu skewers for a vegan-friendly option.
Contrary to popular belief, German Pinot Noirs offer a much more decadent fruit character than their French counterparts and almost always offer superb value for exceptional quality.