Holger & Gabriele Koch - Pinot Noir Reserve 2016



Producer:  Holger & Gabriele Koch

Country:  Germany

Region:  Swabia

Subregion or Appellation:  Baden (Baden-Württemberg)

Viticulture:  Practicing Organic (Certified until 2014)

Terroir:  Mainly loess, with a few vines on exposed volcanic soils

Varieties Grown:  Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Spätburgunder, Grauburgunder, Weißburgunder, Müller-Thurgau, Gewürztraminer

Domaine Size:  8 ha


A masterpiece—grapes from the Kochs’ best, smallest, and highest Pinot Noir vineyard!

Grapes:  Pinot Noir

Vintage:  2016 Harvest

Fermentation//Élevage:  14 days maceration in wooden casks with pigéage by hand followed by 14 months in 300L and 500L barrels, 40% whole cluster

ABV:  13%

Notes:  ~20 year old vines, indigenous yeast, hand harvested and destemmed, sulfur as needed