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A German Rosé from the Renowned Meyer-Näkel

Meyer-Näkel is internationally renowned for wines made from Spatburgunder or Pinot Noir.   These wines are made by fifth-generation winemaker Werner Näkel who took over the estate in 1982.  I have tasted just a few German red wines over the years but never a rosé.  Over 90% of the vineyards are planted to the two red varieties of Spatburgunder and Frühburgunder so it is perhaps natural that a rosé is produced.  The 2013 Weingut Meyer-Näkel, Spatburgunder Rose, Ahr is from the entry-level Apollinaris Meyer series.  It features a vivid, fresh rose petal color, followed by substantive flavors.  This particular bottle showed better on the second night.  If you have never tried a German rose then this is a great wine to start with.  If you are versed in these wines then consider this a richer and more complex example than the 2013 Schafer Frohlich, Blanc de Noir (Rose) Trocken.  This wine was purchased at MacArthur Beverages.


2013 Weingut Meyer-Näkel, Spatburgunder Rose, Ahr – $24
Imported by Rudi Wiest Cellars International.  This wine is 100% Pinot Noir produced using a blend of 80% Saignee and 20% first press.  It was raised in stainless steel.  Alcohol 12.5%.  There was a slight tingle on the tongue followed by flavors with some weight.  The red fruit had depth, mixed with good acidity, and took on more floral tones towards the finish.  With air, the additional flavors of cherry and red, ripe pastilles showed grip.  *** Now – 2015.


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  1. July 19, 2014 at 8:31 am

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