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The Riesling Nation is a Pinot Paradise


Besides France and the USA, Germany is the third biggest Pinot Noir producer worldwide. In a recent publication Jancis Robinson stresses German enthusiasm for their Spätburgunder, as Pinot Noir is known in Germany. However, she wonders why we don’t see huge quantities on export markets yet.

The renowned wine expert seizes every opportunity to taste German Pinot Noir. "The average quality has risen enormously over the past five to 10 years", Jancis Robinson states in the article (read full text).

Since burgundy prices are now very high, alternatives to red burgundy like German Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) have become increasingly attractive in the authors point of view.

Renowned, mostly "Grosse Gewächse" pinot producers from Germany by region:
(There are numerous more to find in the WoG-database / find importers here)


  • Meyer-Näkel, Walporzheimer Kräuterberg 2015
  • Meyer-Näkel, Dernauer Pfarrwingert 2015
  • Jean Stodden, Recher Herrenberg 2015


  • Bernhard Huber, 2010 Spätburgunder
  • Hans Peter Ziereisen, 2014 Spätburgunder
  • Enderle & Moll, 2015 Spätburgunder (Sven Enderle und Florian Moll)


  • Rudolf Fürst, Bürgstadter Centgrafenberg 2015
  • Rudolf Fürst, Klingenberger Schlossberg 2015


  • Knipser, Laumersheimer Kirschgarten 2013
  • Dr Wehrheim, Birkweiler Kastanienbusch Köppel 2014


  • Joachim Flick, Wickerer Nonnberg Fuchshol 2015
  • August Kesseler, Assmannshäuser Höllenberg 2015
  • Franz Künstler, Assmannshäuser Höllenberg 2015


  • Keller, Westhofener Morstein 2014
  • K Neus, Ingelheimer Horn 2015


  • Wachtstetter, Pfaffenhofener Hohenberg Glaukós 2015

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