Great red wine, wild and full-bodied. Of a volcanic and fiery temperament, it has a great aptitude for ageing.
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.
Tasting in the dark:
red meats, small game. A great pairing reference: pigeon!
Companion planting of Pinot Noir (right and fine) and other transfers of Pinots (Beurot, Meunier, White, Grey …).
Red wine, wild and full-bodied.
10 to 15 years.
Volcanims-baked limestone (oolitic silicified crinoidal limestone).
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.