TERROIR : Granitic, very old vine located inside the Grand Cru Frankstein on the Pflanzer. The Pinot Noir is not allowed to carry the mention Grand Cru Frankstein, that is why we call it “F” for Frankstein.
HARVEST : hand picked
VINIFICATION : Careful destemming to preserve the aromas, then long maceration of 2 weeks to allow a harmonious structure. 11 months aging in an old oak cask (over 100 years old) to harmonize the tannins, but without giving any oak taste. Unfiltered, no sulfite addition estate bottled.
TASTING NOTES : Complex on the nose, aromas of pepper typical of the granitic soil. Cherries, cinnamon. Good structure in mouth, dense, ripe tannins with a crystalline saltiness giving a great length. Nice freshness, elegant.
EPIC EPIC EPIC!
I met Florian in 2017 at his family's ancient cellar in the middle of a medieval-looking town. A truly incredible place with foudre more than 200 years old, tools and trinkets that must have been older. Florien, on the other hand, was a young, enthusiastic, and incredibly sharp man who talked me through the history of this 11 generation production, while underplaying his own contribution to the tradition. He is something of an agricultural scholar whose prolific output is not limited to wine alone. You can see him on youtube explaining his vines and their cultivation here. Of course you may know the wines already from Chambers Street Wines, where Eben has been directly importing the wines for years. Thanks, Eben for your graciousness and support. We've started with an extremely limited drop, so please let us know ASAP if you have interest.
-Steven Graf Wine Imports