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Top-flight Pinot Noir wines at the Pinot Noir-Symposium


At this year's Pinot Noir-Symposium on the 11th and 12th of March 2017 50 highly regarded German and international wine producers will present more than 200 top-flight Pinot Noir wines.


The following winegrowers from the 13 German wine regions are presenting their wines at the professional table presentation:

  • Fürstlich Castell'sches Domänenamt VDP Castell Griesel & Compagnie Bensheim
  • Weingut & Weinquartier Burggarten Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Weingut Bercher VDP Vogtsburg
  • Weingut Bergdolt-Reif & Nett Duttweiler Weingut Bernhard Huber VDP Malterdingen Weingut Daniel Twardowski Neumagen-Dhron Weingut Dautel VDP Bönnigheim
  • Weingut Deutzerhof VDP Mayschoß Weingut Dr. Heger VDP Ihringen
  • Weingut Freiherr von Gleichenstein Vogstburg Weingut Franz Keller Schwarzer Adler VDP Vogtsburg
  • Weingut Fritz Wassmer Bad Krozingen Weingut Georg Breuer Rüdesheim
  • Weingut Gregor und Thomas Schätzle Vogtsburg-Schelingen Weingut Graf Neippberg VDP Schwaigern
  • Weingut Gutzler VDP Gundheim Weingut H.-J. Kreuzberg VDP Dernau
  • Weingut J.J. Adeneuer VDP Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Weingut Jülg Schweigen-Rechtenbach
  • Weingut Karl-H. Johner Vogtsburg
  • Weingut Knab Endingen am Kaiserstuhl
  • Weingut Markus Molitor Bernkastel-Wehlen Weingut Martin Wassmer Bad Krozingen Weingut Meyer-Näkel VDP Dernau
  • Weingut Nelles 1479 VDP Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
  • Weingut Paul Schumacher Marienthal Weingut Rainer Schnaitmann VDP Fellbach Weingut Philipp Kuhn VDP Laumersheim Weingut Robert König Rüdesheim Weingut Stodden VDP Rech
  • Weingut Trautwein Bahlingen Weingut Ziereisen Efringen-Kirchen

Programme of workshops and tastings

Furthermore, workshops and guided tastings of rare Pinot Noirs will be held by internationally respected lecturers like Anne Krebiehl (MW), Steve Price (internationale wine expert), Romana Echensperger (MW) and Carsten Henn (author).

Saturday, 11th March

11h05 to 11h50

Anne Krebiehl, Master of Wine, England

PINOT NOIR CLONES: Anne Krebiehl reports on the development of Pinot Noir clones in France, Germany, Switzerland and the USA. She shows results of some leading research centres, explains the historical background of clonal culture and questions the 777 cult clone.


12h00 to 12h50

Steve Price PHD, Oregon / USA

EFFECTS OF CLIMATE ON PINOT NOIR: Steve Price explains how to remain in control oft he Pinot Noir style of wine in the face of climate change and increased demand. He shows how phenols in Pinot Noir differ from tho-se in other red grape varieties, discusses climatic influences on the composition of tannins, and introduces Pinot Noir pro-duction areas on the West Coast oft he USA.

13h00 to 13h50

Carsten Henn, journalist and book author, Germany

PINOT NOIR NATURAL WINE – A NEW CHAPTER FOR AN OLD GRAPE VARIETY? Natural wines are in demand! Carsten Henn explains why Pinot specialities made with little assistance from modern vinification methods are en vogue in wine bars from Paris to Berlin. He will present representative Pinot Noirs and show the sensory effects in Pinot Noir wines of extreme skin con-tact during fermentation, with no sulphur added.


13h50 to 14h30: Light lunch buffet and Gerolsteiner mineral water

14h35 to 15h15

Professor Dr. Ulrich Fischer, Germany

UTILIZING THE FULL POTENTIAL OF PINOT NOIR: Optimum extraction and polymerisation of anthocyanins and tannins. There are few grape varieties that vary so much de-pending on climate, vintage or clone as does Pinot Noir. That makes it all the more important to implement an intelligent strategy, based on grape composition, with regard to extraction and fermentation on the skins. Scientists are experimenting worldwide, and even the Burgundian oenology of Pinot Noir is questioned officially. This lecture presents the latest research results, including those related to colour and taste stabilization of Pinot Noir, as evidenced by a tasting of interesting experi-mental wines.


15h30 to 16h15

Romana Echensperger, Master of Wine, Germany

SPARKLING PINOT – PINOT NOIR IN SPARKLING WINE PRODUCTION: Following the example of Champagne, Pinot Noir has become a classic variety in wine production. Particularly in conjunction with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir provides the backbone of the best sparkling wines. In this presentation, Master of Wine Romana Echensperger will investigate the sparkling version of Pinot Noir, and demonstrate senosry characteristics


16h30 to 17h15

Renzo Cotarella, CEO, Castello della Sala, Italien

PINOT NERO IN UMBRIEN: This region in central Italy is known as the „green heart of Italy“,the only region not bordering on the ocean, which pre-sents an impressive landscape structure of hills and moun-tains. Renzo Cotarella presents Pinot Nero from Umbria, and demonstrates why this region with its chalky, loamy soils is perfectly suited fort he noble Pinot Noir variety.


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Romana Echensperger, Master of Wine, will do a guided tasting on sparkling Pinot Noir.