The Stodden family in the Ahr Valley has been committed to viticulture since 1578. In 1900 Alois Stodden began to make his Pinot Noir himself. Jean Stodden already works towards quality rather than mass during pruning. Therefore, only a few grapes are left on the vine. All the strength of the soil and the many hours of sunshine during the growing season should only be there for the best grapes. If the vine still produces too much fruit, the “Green Harvest” is carried out in summer. They cut the green, fully developed grapes on the ground to reduce the amount even more so that they can produce dense and extract-rich wines.
Alexander Stodden wears the immense tradition with which he has been entrusted with quiet determination and fortitude. His late father, Gerd, was one of the very first Spätburgunder producers in Germany to give his wines some serious French oak treatment, a winemaking philosophy that Alexander continues today.
“The nose is filled with the aromas of black and red fruits. On the palate, it offers supple, juicy fruit and spice. It has plenty of structural tannin to support many years of ageing without being aggressive or hard and offers a long, lingering finish.” – Alexander Stodden, Winemaker.
Would be terrific paired with roasted duck in plum sauce or a simple wild mushroom risotto. Delicious vegan friendly wine. This wine offers aromas of red berries and cherries, some youthful spicy fruit on the palate and subtle tannins leading to a long finish.