2011 Dornfelder 

Axel Seck, Rheinhessen, Germany

This Dornfelder is an unexpected and rare find as far as German, fine, red wines go in the US. It is made from organic grapes, in small quantities. 400 cases produced.

 

TASTING NOTE: 

This wine has a deep, ruby color and an intense bouquet of ripe, black cherries and herbaceous notes with hints of juniper, rose petals and licorice. Rich and full in body, complex, with a good structure and balance, soft, harmonious tannins. Pairs well with steak, smoked duck breast, full-flavored roasts, game or cheese.

•Best served at 60-63°F

•Decant 1h before serving

 

WINEMAKER'S NOTE: 

Weingut Seck is located in the village of Dolgesheim, in the Rheinhessen region in Germany. Winemaker Axel Seck’s passion are dense, high-quality red wines. He uses a low-yield approach which averages about 1 liter per vine. 

After traditional maceration and fermentation, this wine has been aged for 12 months in small and large oak barrels. 

 

STYLE:

•Grape: Dornfelder

•Dry

•Alc vol: 13.5%

•Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/l

•Acidity: 5.7 g/l

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