Chardonnay Jägerberg 2015
The secret behind this wine lies in the soil of the vineyard Jägerberg, where the mixture of sand, loam and limestone (chalky marl) imparts an elegant Burgundian spiciness to Chardonnay from the south-facing site. The twenty-year-old vines are deeply rooted, providing firm and mineral-driven body, as well as bringing depth and a sense of repose to the wine. This Chardonnay was matured in large wooden casks (1,500L) for thirteen months – time that the wine needs in order to realise its potential and faithfully express the character of the site. Supple opulence persists on the palate, as aromas of yellow tropical fruit and pine cones round out the pleasurable experience with a long finish. Thanks to its spice and concentrated structure, the Chardonnay Jägerberg pairs quite well with traditional ‘red wine’ dishes like lamb or wild game, or perhaps roasts served with robust sauces.