No Herrenweg produced in 2011, so it is easy to guess that this wine is made mostly from these grapes. Despite trying to prevent over ripeness by harvesting the grapes early, it was harvested at good ripeness and we were actually happy to see the fermentation slowing down before the wine was completely dry. Pinot Gris was the most worrying grape as we could see an unbelievable amount of wasps and bees in the vineyards early September. Strict selections were necessary in order to keep out unwanted rot.
2/2012: at this early stage, the nose is still a mix of nutty/toasty flavors and some buttery/lees character from the fermentation. There is no doubt that this wine will open up quickly as the palate is already showing very well. It is a serious varietal wine, with good power and nice velvety finish. The sweetness is quite discreet, and it is also a wine very easy to use with food.