Wine Friedrich Becker, "Sankt Paul" GG Spatburgunder, Pfalz DQ, 2008
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Reviews of purchase Friedrich Becker, "Sankt Paul" GG Spatburgunder, Pfalz DQ, 2008
Wine of deep ruby color with a purple edge.
The taste of wine is dense, deep, juicy, elegant, superbly structured, with high tannins, lively and well-integrated acidity, bright minerality, concentrated notes of dark chocolate, forest berries, earth and wild herbs and a very long aftertaste.
In the aroma of the wine, the tones of licorice, ripe wild berries (raspberries) and tobacco are intertwined, beautiful notes of marzipan, toast, black tea and undergrowth.
The wine is superbly combined with game, stewed dishes, beef fillets, steak or roast beef, with sharp hard cheeses.
Friedrich Becker, "Sankt Paul" GG Spatburgunder is a deep, dense, elegant wine of high quality, possessing an excellent structure and a tempting aroma. Grapes for wine production are grown on the monopoly vineyard "St. Paul" of the Grand Cru class, named in honor of the monastery that used to be here before. Paulin. It is located in the Alsatian town of Weissenburg on the slope with a southern exposition. Heavy clay and loamy soils of the site have calcareous subsoil. Harvest carefully collected by hand, sorted and pressed. The resulting must is fermented in open oak vats for two to three weeks. Then the wine is delicately pressed and matures in small oak barrels for 18 months. Before bottling "St. Paul" Spetburgunder is not filtered and not clarified. The wine has an excellent storage potential of 10-20 years. Before use, decantation is recommended for at least an hour.
Friedrich Becker is a very brave man who at the dawn of his winemaking work broke with the parental tradition of cooperative farming and decided to produce his own wines. He became one of the best producers in the Palatinate, the best producer of the wine from Spetburgunder in Germany, for special merit in winemaking was included in the VDP (Union of German Wine Producers). Success was preceded by painstaking work to improve the quality of red wines. Friedrich systematically improved the old vineyards and laid new ones in areas with stony soil with calcareous subsoil. Part of the vineyard is on the Alsatian side, where you can produce German wines.
Today, together with the children of Fritz and Helena, Becker continues to work, adhering to his unmistakable style, and every year does more to convey their feelings to people.