One hundred and thirty years ago, 1897, in Wiesbaden, the firm Walter S. Siegel GmbH was started by its eponymous founder. Having acquired vineyards in Westhofen in Rheinhessen, the company was formed to sell his own wines, as well as various prestigious estates in other regions. In 1937 Herr Siegel's son, Hans, formed Walter S. Siegel Ltd., in London with England Test Cricketer Ian Peebles through which they imported wines from Germany and France.
Situated to the south-east of Frankfurt, the region produces white and red wines, contrary to the likes of the Mosel and the Rhine regions which are very much white wine country. With the region sheltered by the Haardt mountains to the west, the climate is very similar to that of it's southerly neighbour Alsace.
Light garnet in color, this Pinot Noir opens up with beautiful aromas of baking spice, strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry. Hints of rosewater, forest floor and earthy mushrooms. The palate has layered flavors of hearty berries intermingled with savory notes of spice and minerality. The structure creates an interesting texture that finishes with hints of anise.
The perfect match for roasted duck, grilled red meats or soft cheeses.