Emil Bauer & Söhne - Cuvée 'Servator' 2014
Emil Bauer & Söhne - Cuvée 'Servator' 2014 (90 TSW)
A blend of 95% Nebbiolo and 5% Barbera from Germany.
Mabye you remember a winepost I did six weeks ago from Emil Bauer - the label showed the following content: "If you are racist, a terrorist of just an asshole don't drink my Sauvignon Blanc"
Today another wine from this winery but with a more serious label and tone.
The grapes for this unusual cuvée by German standards come from the Walsheimer Fürstenberg vineyard. The Piedmontese Nebbiolo and Barbera grow there on heavy loess and loam soils. After a slow and careful fermentation, the wine matured in French barriques for more than 36 months before being bottled unfiltered.
The most famous grape varieties from Piedmont - Nebbiolo and Barbera - are guests in the wine from the Pfalz. If it were up to the Bauer brothers, however, they would acquire a permanent place in this German wine region. The cuvée 'Servator' proves that these grape varieties feel perfectly at home there and can form the basis for an innovative red wine.
The wine tasters of the Meiningers Rotweinpreis were immediately convinced and the 'Servator' took first place in the 'diversity' category.
My tasting notes:
In the glass light transparent ruby red color.
On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, plums and violets with hints of dark chocolate, truffle and smoky spicy hints.
On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and tannins. Well balanced and with a long spicy finish. Absolutely surprised with this high quality. This also allows them to better explain the price of 45 euros.