Enderle & Moll 2016 'Basis' Pinot Noir, Baden
Item Number: 11712
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Vineyard Notes: Enderle and Moll's vines are among the oldest Pinot Noir vines in Baden. With that said, the Basis Pinot Noir is made from their youngest vines, which are still over 30 years old. Enderle and Moll farm all the vineyards organically and biodynamically. Absolutely everything is done by hand in the vineyards, which are quite steep.
Winemaking Notes: Enderle and Moll take a more hands-off approach to winemaking than most of their neighbors who have transitioned to more modern methods and technology. Much of the fruit is foot-stomped, and they use a mixture of whole-cluster bunches and destemmed clusters. The natural fermentation takes two to three weeks before the pressing with an old, horizontal screw press. They have a direct line on barrels from a small Burgundy estate called Domaine Dujac, which range from one to over five years of age. The must runs straight into the used barriques. The 2016 vintage also saw some Bordeaux barrels. The wine is neither fined nor filtered. Low amounts of sulfites are added before bottling.