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Stäfner Pinot Noir
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Stäfner Pinot Noir

AOC Zürichsee, Weingut Rütihof, 2016

750 ml
Grape variety: Pinot noir
Producer: Weingut Rütihof
Origin: Switzerland / Ostschweiz / Zürich
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Article nr. 30027716
Grape variety: Pinot noir
Producer: Weingut Rütihof
Origin: Switzerland / Ostschweiz / Zürich

Description

This is a pleasant, typical, nicely evolved, medium bodied and long lasting Pinot Noir. Spice aromas of cinnamon, cloves, star anise and liquorice complete the fruity notes of cherries and strawberry jam. Its delicate spicy-fruity taste is carried by mild tannins and a light acidity.

Attributes

Origin: Switzerland / Ostschweiz / Zürich
Grape variety: Pinot noir
Ripening potential: 1 to 6 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Food pairing suggestion: Cold fish dish, dried meat, Calf's kidneys with mustard sauce, Roasted lamb gigot, Pork fillet with plums, Wild specialities
Vinification: short must fermentation, fermentation in steel tank, saignée
Harvest: hand-picking
Maturation: in large wooden barrel/foudre
Volume: 13.0 %
Note: Contains sulphites
Countries

Switzerland

Switzerland – A small country with enormous diversity

Switzerland is famous for its banks, watches, and cheese, but not necessarily for its wine. The Swiss didn't invent wine, but they have been extremely open and curious to it. Wine culture arrived in what is now modern Switzerland via several routes: from Marseilles to Lake Geneva and the Lower Valais region; from the Aosta Valley through the Great St. Bernard Pass to the rest of Valais; from the Rhone through Burgundy, across the Jura Mountains to Lake Constance; and from Lombardy to Ticino, and then on to Grisons.

Regions

Ostschweiz

Eastern Switzerland: an intriguing puzzle

Eastern Switzerland has long been positioned on the northern rim of the climate zone where the cultivation of popular Swiss varieties is possible. Due to a warming climate, the vineyards of Aargau, Zurich, Schaffhausen, Thurgau and Graubünden are now in the zone where varieties such as Müller-Thurgau or Pinot Noir succeed excellently. But even long-established, almost-forgotten varieties such as Elbling, Räuschling and Completer are experiencing a renaissance.

Subregions

Zürich

Zurich: On the way to the top

With a cultivated area of 620 hectares, Zurich is the largest wine-producing canton in German-speaking Switzerland. The potential is great at prime locations on Lake Zurich and in the various river valleys. It is no surprise that a steadily increasing number of top wines are vinified here. The major variety is Pinot Noir. But white varieties also exceed exquisitely, such as Müller-Thurgau and the long-established Räuschling, as well as international varieties like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The wine-producing canton of Zurich is currently experiencing the most sustained upswing in quality in its history.

Producers

Weingut Rütihof

Am Zürichsee, in die Hänge von Stäfa eingebettet, liegt der Rütihof. Monica Hasler Bürgi und Matthias Bürgi leben in dieser ländlichen Idylle zusammen mit ihrem Sohn Luzian. Sie sind bereits die fünfte Generation auf dem Hof, den sie von Monicas Eltern übernommen haben. Diese stellten vor mehr als 50 Jahren den Bauernhof auf Rebbau um. Heute helfen sie immer noch tatkräftig mit.

Im eher milden, vom See beeinflussten Klima wachsen auf Nagelfluh- und Sandsteinböden verschiedenste Rebsorten heran. Als autochthon gilt der Räuschling, eine sehr alte, weisse Rebsorte, die auch Zürirebe heisst. Sie ist mit gut 20 Hektaren Fläche eine echte Rarität, da sie sonst nirgends auf der Welt angebaut wird. Häufig anzutreffen sind am Zürichsee auch Riesling-Sylvaner (oder Müller-Thurgau) und Pinot Noir (oder Blauburgunder). Diese drei sind die Hauptsorten auf dem Rütihof.

Die Bewirtschaftung der Weingärten auf insgesamt rund 5 Hektaren erfordert viel Handarbeit. Es handelt sich meistens um steile Hanglagen, die eine Mechanisierung nur begrenzt ermöglichen. Die sorgfältige Handlese ist selbstverständlich wie auch die naturnahe Pflege der Reben mit gezielten Massnahmen für ein lebendiges, gesundes Ökosystem. Das ist sowohl für Monica als studierte Biologin wie auch für Matthias, der Umwelt- und Naturwissenschaften studiert hat, wichtig.

Die Familie Hasler Bürgi sitzt, steht und liegt im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes auf ihren Fässern. Sie wohnen nämlich gleich über dem Fasskeller. So sind sie ganz nah bei „ihren Kindern“ und wachen über sie nach dem Motto: „Wein macht man nicht – wir lassen ihn werden.“

Grape varieties

Pinot noir

Blueprint of the terroir

No other variety expresses its terroir as precisely as Pinot noir. It is a sensitive, fragile grape. But when it succeeds, it gives the world some of its very greatest wine plants. It especially excels in Burgundy, where it has been cultivated for at least 700 years. Even in the middle ages, it was considered so precious that it was kept separate from other grapes so as to not diminish its value. The finest examples are delicate and fragrant with aromas of cherries and red berries. With maturity, notes of forest floor, leather and truffles enter as well. An irresistible fruity sweetness still shines through, even after several decades. The Pinot noir does well in cool locations: in Switzerland and in Germany, where it is known as Blauburgunder and Spätburgunder respectively; in Alsace and in South Tyrol, in Oregon, New Zealand and Tasmania. Not least, it yields fantastic champagnes. It is a wonderful culinary companion. With its soft tannins and charming bouquet, it meshes with everything, from Güggeli and cheeses to fried fish.

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