Muller-Koeberlé – Saint-Hippolyte Rouge 2020
One more gem from Alsatian domaine Muller-Koeberle.
One more Pinot Noir, this time from a vineyard planted in 1961 by Eugène Muller and Jean Koeberle, David’s great grandfather and grandfather, founders of the domaine.
Pioneer parcel of Saint-Hippolyte Rouge.
Intensive, deep purple colour with ruby sheen.
Aromas of blackberry, black cherry with an uplifting kick of fig and kirsch.
The attack is a powerful p(b)unch of black fruit, rose blossom and bay leaves.
Moderate lively acidity with resolved plush tannins.
One month of whole bunch maceration was a daring move but the result is exhilarating.