Weingut Martha & Daniel Gantenbein Pinot Noir 2010 (Graubunden, Switzerland) - [WA 91]

Weingut Martha & Daniel Gantenbein Pinot Noir 2010
(Graubunden, Switzerland) - [WA 91]

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About the Winery:
Gantenbein is widely considered to be one of the best domains in Switzerland. Daniel and Marta Gantenbein - the most famous winemakers in Switzerland - do all of the vineyard and cellar work themselves, by hand. Together, they farm six hectares (15 acres) of vineyards, about 500 meters above sea level on the slopes at the base of the Alps. Most of the vineyards (about 12.5 acres) are planted densely with Pinot Noir clones from Burgundy.

About this Wine:
Made in classic Burgundian style, Daniel and Marta ferment their Pinot Noir in custom-built, open-top wood fermenters. Malolactic fermentation takes place in standard barriques. The wines are bottled after 12 to 14 months in barrique, without filtration or fining. In a good vintage, the yields are quite low — only about 1.5 tons per acre. That translates to an average production of about 1,500 cases, of which only 25 cases will come to the United States.

Ratings & Reviews:

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2010 Pinot Noir is another generous and fruity red that intermixes ripe and cooked red berry flavors with crystalline and lemony slate notes. Pure but intense and ripe, the palate is silky, very elegant and refined, with good intensity and crystalline salinity. It is slightly drying on the finish, though, as if the seeds were a bit brittle. The aftertaste is lush, aromatic and pretty juicy but fine." - Stephan Reinhardt (Nov 2018)