Dautel Bönnigheimer Schupen Spätburgunder Grosses Gewächs
Grape: Pinot Noir
Soils: Gipskeuper, weathered limestone
Elevage: Fermentation and elevage in used 300L barrel.
The vineyard Bönnigheimer Schupen is a slope directly facing south with Gipskeuper soil. In the 1970’s the Pinot Noir vines were planted here in the most limy soils of our estate. The wines from this slope always taste more powerful than those grown in Schildsandstein. They display extraordinary elegance and a delicately structured acidity
GIPSKEUPER (GYPSUM KEUPER)
The Gipskeuper with its limy soil constitutes the first rise in the so-called Keuperlandschaft (keuper landscape). The soils are rich with clay and heavy. Carbonate dissolved from the lime dominates the soil water and slows down weathering. As a result, the 200-million-year-old soils are rather poorly developed. Throughout the centuries, wine-growers have deeply loosened up and ploughed the heavy keuper formations and thus transformed them into man-made Rigosol soil
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More violets and blackberries now; still tannic but richer overall, more Pinot Noir “sweetness;” dense and chewy, the flavors we all recognize as “serious” and understand better, that clamorous richness. This is darker, thicker, but there’s a ton in reserve and I think we need to be patient.