Various Pinot Noir genetics from Burgundy (clones & mass selections), 10,000 vines per hectare planted on calcareous clay soils over limestone and dolomite rock. Spontaneous fermentation with 50% whole cluster over 21 days in a wooden tank. Aging in neutral Burgundy barrel (228 liters) for 18 months. Bottled unfiltered and unfined.
These vines are all a massale selection from friends vineyards in Vosne Romanee... Outstanding fruit, cared for exceptionally well, on glorious Teutonic Limestone! Put it against any of your favorite Burgundy... youre going to have a new fave.
In 2016, Stefanie and Fabian Lassak took over the family vineyard in Hessigheim, in Württemberg. In a region where conventional farming and winemaking is the norm, they embraced organic farming with biodynamic preparations and meticulously worked the soil to bring it back to life. The old vines of Riesling, Pinot Noir and Lemberger (local name for the Blaufränkisch) grow on terraced steep slopes of shell limestone above the Neckar river.
Naturally, they transform their high quality fruit meticulously with minimal intervention and age their wines in neutral vessels so they stay true to their place and vintage. “Lassak is in Württemberg what Wasenhaus is in Baden: a boutique winery with exciting wines that we will have to talk about here every year.” Stephan Rheinhard (RPWA)