Enderle & Moll 2017 'Muschelkalk' Pinot Noir
Item Number: 12968
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Shell limestone
Muschelkalk is a grand cru Pinot Noir sourced from vines up to 80 years old, planted on solid limestone. Far and away the most energetic, nervy and cutting of the Pinots, this is the famous "red Riesling" in terms of its lightness and definition. Really dark herbal notes on the nose: kitchen spices, pepper, stone and earth – the best of what ripe stems can offer to a Pinot. On the palate, the wine is light though staining and structured, super-fine yet strong tannins, tons of chalky minerality and bright/dark, super-complex berry fruit. Layered and integrated, beautiful balance. Wildly impressive but very tightly wound up. This will age and age well; if you’re drinking younger, decant.
92pts (2016 Vintage) Wine Advocate 1/31/2020
"According to Florian Moll, the 2016 Muschelkalk is from one of the oldest Spätburgunder plots of the entire Baden region. Planted in 1953/54, the newest release of the plot offers a pure, bright, fresh and concentrated yet very delicate bouquet with chalky-mineral and very fine floral and vegetal aromas. The palate is tense yet pure, highly finessed and elegant, intensely ripe and fruity, perfectly balanced and incredibly juicy. This is a seamless red wine with very fine tannins, good grip and phenolic freshness in the dry and crisp finish. It's an intense and super stimulating, low-sulfur Pinot Noir with red berry and cherry flavors but no hints of toast, oak or chocolate. It's pure Pinot Noir from shell limestone soils in the Oberrhein Landwein region around the little village of Münchweier. It's almost impossible to stop drinking this little beauty that offers so much grip and tension. The more you drink, the more you like it. In most of the wines, it's the other way around, isn't it?"