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Brachetto from Italy and Pinot Noir from Germany

I was still rather full from breakfast and lunch when I walked into Cork Market on Monday.  I decided I wanted to drink lighter wines that evening and immediately knew that my sole purchase had to be the 2012 Matteo Correggia, Anthos.  For the third vintage in a row, this wine proved thoroughly pleasing.  It is unique in aroma and flavor with orange peel, spices, and black tea making it a wine worth seeking out.  The 2011 Becker Family, Pinot Noir, Pfalz is a solid example of German Pinot Noir.   It could be better in a year, I do not have enough experience to guess, but if you try it now be sure to double-decant it a few hours ahead of time.  The Correggia was purchased at Cork Market & Tasting Room and the Becker at MacArthur Beverages.


2012 Matteo Correggia, Anthos – $18
Imported by The Country Vintner.  This wine is 100% Brachetto sourced from the Anthos vineyards. It is located at 300 meters on soils of sandy with a small bit of silt and clay. It was fermented in stainless steel for up to four days. It was then racked to a large stainless steel tank for eight months of aging. Alcohol 13.5%.  The light color in the glass makes way to an aromatic nose of orange peel and spices.  The flavors follow the nose but were more robust than expected.  There was watering acidity, a fresh herbal middle then notes of sweet, Early Grey tea in the long aftertaste.  It tastes young so should drink well for a few years.  *** Now-2018.


2011 Becker Family, Pinot Noir, Pfalz – $18
Imported by Rudi Wiest.  This wine is 100% Pinot Noir sourced from vines on soils of loess, marl, chalk, and clay.   Alcohol 13.5%.  The nose eventually opened to smell of the varietal.  The flavors were lively on the tongue with sharp acidity on the tongue tip.  The wine rounded out some but bore firm, linear flavors into the finish.  It was a little woodsy with less flavor in finish.  ** Now-2017.


  1. jason c
    February 17, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Love the Anthos… have been drinking it for years.. weirdly, I bought some of their Barbera.. was not crazy about it at all.

  2. April 2, 2015 at 2:28 am

    Just had the Becker 2023 Weissburgunder and loved it! Thanks for sharing. Cheers

    • April 7, 2015 at 11:31 am

      You are welcome! I look forward to hearing what other German wines you have enjoyed.

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