Jost & Ziereisen Le Grand Pinot Noir 2015
Le Grand will be available as white and red wine. The 2015 is a barrel selection in this case. The slightly lighter, fresher barrels go to Le Petit, the larger wines stay in Le Grand. The Le Grand Rouge is composed of two different layers. The location of Hodel is rocky. Shallow steep slope on stone, limestone cliffs. And the second is the Neugebauer location, more loess soil on it. These two layers are very different. The hodel is classic Burgundy expectation. More alcohol, more volume, sweeter in the fruit. The Neugebauer, on the other hand, is rather puristic, herb-spicy, but with extremely precise straight running. The mouth is definitely very idiosyncratic and peculiar in this composition. It takes a long time to think about where to find this type of Pinot Noir. Certainly not in Germany. The classic Swiss maybe. Studach in particular with its light herb flavor. And everyone who buys Studach from me should remember it. Basically, with this Le Grand Rouge we have a great parallel to the herb-flavored Studach version. That is great independence, of course it is not like Gantenbein trying an Burgundian style, but here Switzerland is really lived. Switzerland is brought into the bottle with this clone just as precisely. Very defined, herb-flavored, idiosyncratic, and yet the wine makes a lot of friends and has a high intensity over its minerality. You can say it as Hans-Peter Ziereisen says: Burgundy as a role model, but far from a copy. Every buyer, that's the same with Studach, simply has to know about this style. Very idiosyncratic, unique.