Wasenhaus Grand Ordinaire 2020
This is Wasenhaus’ entry level Pinot Noir; it is the gateway drug of this estate, cut from the same cloth as the top Grand Crus (unlike the “Grande Ordinaire, which is a much more free-form, bright and “natural” treatise on Pinot Noir from the region).
Some technical information: Sourced from mainly sandy and loess soils. The Spätburgunder comes from various parcels, it is “Baden Rouge” as you might say. Often, one part of the wine is fermented entirely de-stemmed and a part was fermented as 100% whole bunch in a classic open oak vat. Fermentation lasted between 15 to 18 days and the wine was aged in used French oak barrels for 18 months.