Domaine Madame Aly Duhr - Barrique Pinot Noir 2018
Domaine Madame Aly Duhr - Barrique Pinot Noir 2018 (90 TSW)
Just like their Riesling this red one is a big surprise. Normally I'm not much of a Pinot Noir lover but this one was really worth it. A Pinot Noir from Luxembourg.
This Luxembourg Pinot Noir underwent spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts before spending 9 months on French oak.
My tasting notes:
In the glass transculent darker color then the usual Pinot Noir color.
On the medium(+) nose aromas of dark cherries, raspberries, plums and smoke with hints of cedar, tobacco and young leather.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and medium tanninis. Flavours of black cherries, juniper, tobacco, vanilla and smoke with a medium(+) length white pepper finish. I would stock some of these.
To pair with pizza, lamb, chargrilled steak, venison, pigeon or brie or milder blue cheeses.
About the winery:
Founded in 1872 by Mathias Duhr, the estate is located in the wine-growing village of Ahn. Small riverside holdings now total 18 hectares, with the oldest Riesling plot dating back to 1972.
Native grasses and wild herbs grow between the vines, allowing for herbicide-free grape growing. The vines are weeded manually and all grapes are harvested by hand. Domaine Mme Aly Duhr et Fils is equally renowned for its trendsetting work in the cellar.
Beginning in 1982, they began to produce carefully selected barrel fermented blends— a first for Luxembourg. More recently, native yeasts have been used in nearly every vintage, making for richer, more expressive wines.