Burlenberg

The burnt Hill

Great red wine, wild and full-bodied. Of a volcanic and fiery temperament, it has a great aptitude for ageing.

Burlenberg
Burlenberg

A great powerful red wine

constructed, balanced and expressive

The characteristics of Burlenberg, come almost exclusively from the terroir, a silicified entrochy limestone, close to those found in the Côtes de Nuits (Clos de Bèze - lower Bajocian entrochy limestone). This soil is a wonderful home for Pinot Noir to which it gives a marked colour, a quality of tannins, a certain virility and a great aptitude for ageing. The Beurot, present in small proportion, blends suppleness and elegance.

A volcanic temperament

Of blood and ashes

Tasting in the dark:

  • Nose touch: dark, vinous, discreet mental colours: deep red, warm brick.
  • Mouthfeel: lively, oval, sappy mouth; salivation in the middle of the tongue, fresh, peppery, lateral warmth, large volume. There is both horizontal calcareous tension and a warm, volcanic thickness. The length is impressive, tense, refreshing, with a compact, massive second mouth that comes back like a wave.
Burlenberg
Food pairing

red meats, small game. A great pairing reference: pigeon!

Varietals

Companion planting of Pinot Noir (right and fine) and other transfers of Pinots (Beurot, Meunier, White, Grey …).

Type

Red wine, wild and full-bodied.

To be kept

10 to 15 years.

Terroir

Volcanims-baked limestone (oolitic silicified crinoidal limestone).

Service

14°C.

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Notes

Robert Parker: Vintage 2014: 93/100

In the 2014 Burlenberg rouge, white pepper and more spicy flavors intertwine with a noble, ripe and precise dark fruit and plum skin aroma highlighted with floral flavors. Full-bodied, intense and juicy but also pure and elegant, this must be a red from another planet: Not a bit of drosophila hints here! Instead, it is a purely fruity, silky, fresh, perfectly balanced, tightly structured red with low SO2 and an authentic taste of grapes. From Pinot Noir and its mutations that were planted in 1947 on rocky limestone soils in Bergheim, this is a remarkable and unique red of great elegance, finesse, vitality and natural fruit intensity. The tannins are firm and entirely from the fruit. This is a delicious red wine without any makeup and surely another great Pinot from Alsace.