6-PACK PRICE - $200 12-PACK PRICE $385
Tim Fröhlich is undoubtedly one of the stars of the Nahe. 100% free-run juice from 40-50 year-old Pinot Noir vines planted in the steep, volcanic-rock strewn Stromberg vineyard. This wine is so pale in color, it appears like rose-tinted water. Floral, with notes of white roses and strawberries; refreshing acidity with surprising texture for such a lightly colored wine.
Tim considers this traditional style of wine a Blanc de Noir rather than a rose. The color certainly backs up his claim as it's more onion skin in appearance than pink. The Pinot Noir grapes come from Stromberg-- a very steep vineyard full of volcanic rock and planted with 40+ year old Spätburgunder vines. Tim seeks "maximum elegance;" and achieves this by using only free run juice and no skin contact. Direct press. Made like a white wine . Some steel and some halbstück (600 liter barrels). The texture, acidity and minerality belie the light color. Limited.
Weissherbst Definition: white wine made from black grapes of a single variety, the must being separated immediately from the skins.
25-40 years old Pinot Noir vines
Volcanic soil (Porphyry) Wine
Grapes collected into small boxes
Gentle pressing for maximum of elegance
Fine and delicate
500 cases produced