Bernhard Huber Malterdinger Alte Reben 2017
The plants have been converted and partially replanted. We are now 90% planted with French Selection Massale vines. The German vines of origin have been replaced more and more over the years and decades. Here, the rappen share is selected and later added 20%, in years like 2015 and 2016 the share was sometimes 50% and more, but the delicate structure of the 2017 vintage offered very careful vinification. The fermentation was also much more cautious and reserved in 2017, less pushing down and less rinsing of the must. Of course, the old vines always come across a little more intensely than the Malterdinger, clearly more sour cherry in the nose, also showing sloe, delicate luxuriance of the fruit and fine sweetness. Here the black horses are more easily felt in the form of dark spice, then black cherry comes, it becomes dark berry, blackberry notes, blueberry, elderberry and a little mint. Also in the mouth elderberry juice with black cherry, then blackberry and mulberry, even a little cassis, a touch of rappen and oak spice is added. Large length, high intensity, but little fat, showing great harmony, very delicate and polished, just incredibly delicate and slim. But very strong in character in the black fruit, violets and liquorice are added, but always prancing and ultra-fine.