About Stefan Meyer 2017 Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir), Pfalz
The young Stefan Meyer is poised on the edge of greatness. His wines are all compellingly beautiful and exciting, from vineyards in the warmer Pfalz region of the Rhine Valley. This lithe, juicy and mineraled Spatburgunder (German for Pinot Noir) is sourced from vineyards in Rhodt unter Reitburg just north of Siebeldingen. From three different clonal selections along with massal selections of Spatburgunder planted to loam over limestone. Vineyard practices are organic with cover crops planted. Harvest is by hand with rigorous sorting through the low yield grapes.
Partially destemmed, all clones are vinified separately, 14 days on skins with twice daily pump overs until the wine is 70% fermented. The wine then spends 12 months in large neutral oak casks and is bottled unfiltered.