Weingut Stefan Meyer - Spätburgunder 2019
The Meyer family has lived in Rhodt, a village in the Pfalz region of Germany, since the 1700's. However, it wasn't until 1950 that Karl Hermann Meyer founded the family winery and began bottling his own wine. Today, Stefan Meyer is the third generation to run this 16 hectare estate. Stefan fully respects and continues what he calls the "powerful tradition" his father and grandfather created in the winery, while also embracing innovation and modernization. The Meyer vineyards are located in Rhodt unter Reitburg, a village situated next to the Palatinate Forest. All work in the vineyard is organic (the estate is working toward certification through Ecovin), and all Stefan's wines are spontaneously fermented for maximum complexity.
Stefan's 100% Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) is light, bright and very clean, showing flavors of fresh red berries with a touch of earth. The wine is a very good introduction to German Pinot, particularly from the Pfalz region, and is enjoyable on its own or paired with simple bird dishes.