wine types

Red Spätburgunder

Red Spätburgunder produced from Pinot Noir grapes
The red wine of the Burgunder family, known as Spätburgunder or Pinot Noir, is probably the most popular red wine in Germany. For good reason, since the best Spätburgunders stack up well with the best Pinot Noirs from Burgundy itself. In Germany, Spätburgunder are primarily produced in Baden, Rheinland-Pfalz, Rheinhessen, and Württemberg. On the Nahe, the variety is more typically used for rosé or Blanc de Noir wines, whereas high-quality red Pinot Noir is viewed more as a rarity. Yet wherever Burgundy grapes grow, there is always one given: the variety is unfailingly demanding. It has strong opinions about the ideal soil, climate, weather, and care. Only once these are satisfied will it unveil its tremendous complexity, depth, and elegance. The vinification process is no different. From selective hand harvest of the perfectly ripe grapes to delicate destemming by hand, gentle foot crush and maturation in small oak barrels, Spätburgunder expects (and rewards) top-notch treatment. Schlossgut Diel leaves no part of this process to chance. The road to fine red German wines in an international format inherently runs through Spätburgunder, such as the Pinot Noir Caroline.

• Pinot Noir Réserve – Caroline
Quintessential Pinot Noir—Accents of red berry and cedar. Elegant fruit, refined structure, perfectly balanced tannins, subtle spice on the finish. The Pinot Noir Réserve has been named for Caroline since its very first vintage, back in 2001. Our estate’s prestige blend is sourced exclusively from the finest parcels of Pinot Noir grapes from our vineyards. This dry red wine matches perfectly with fine meat dishes such as veal or beef, as well as hard cheeses such as Gruyère, Parmesan and Comté, or even with Camembert.