Colour is showing first signs of evolution, nose is beautifully open and full, palate has wonderful ripeness and silky texture. There is a line of ripe acidity that keeps the ripeness of the fruit in balance. Tannin's are well covered by the fruit. A lovely combination of European restraint and new world opulence - delicious and very Pinot Noir.
In 1985 after ten years abroad, Karl Heinz Johner and his wife Irene founded a little Weingut (vineyard & winery) in their home village ‘Bischoffingen’ on the volcanic slopes of the Kaiserstuhl in Baden in the Rhine valley. His focus was set on the Burgundy-wines full of structure and pure elegance. Despite having to overcome problems relating to winemaking in the Kaiserstuhl and German wine laws the young Weingut soon established himself as a pioneer of a new German winestyle recognised as being of an international class. Today ‘Weingut Karl H. Johner’ is considered to be one of the best estates in Germany and is well-known amongst most wine experts.