Old vines, thorough work in the vineyards, strong focus on reduced harvest quantities and manual harvest create the foundation for this wine, which grows on extremely steep vineyards on slate. Gentle work in the cellar is complementing the vineyards work and preserves the character of the pinot noir. The grapes have a maximum fermentation time of 18 days, the wine is aged in 2 to 4 year old barrique barrels for about 10 months. This results in an elegant tannine structure of the wine from the oak, without loosing the typical mineral and elegant character.
This wine is strongly characterized by the minerality of the slate in the soil. Very typical for Pinot Noir growing on terroir like this. The Meyer-Näkel Blauschiefer Pinot Noir impresses with strong prime flavors of blackberry, blueberry, red currant and dark cherry, and decent floral notes and roast aromas. It has a long finish with elegant tannins.