Wöhrle, Lahrer Kronenbühl, Spätburgunder, VDP.Erste Lage trocken, 2018, Baden

Medium, almost deep ruby. Definitely more red than black fruits, with kirsch notes and hints of smoke and tobacco. Mouthwatering on the palate. Tannins are elegant and medium. Nice acidic bite, with a florally, cherry-like theme and a herbal, salty, smoky finish. Caught this wine at its youthful, primary-fruit peak. This is gorgeous. I will wait on the other bottle for a good few years – or succumb to temptation. 13.5% abv.

Made from small-berried Burgundy clones. SC stands for ‘Selektion Carl’, because the first vintage from these young vines coincided with the birth of son Carl. Cold soak (maceration) followed by fermentation on the skins. Subsequent maturation for 16 months in new pièces.


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