Overview of the Wine
Johannes von Gleichenstein studied oenology and did a classic winemaking apprenticeship. He also gained experience in the vineyards of the Australian Yara Valley in order - that was his condition - to take over the centuries-old winery on his own. "A cooperation with the senior would not have gone well - we are both bad stubborn heads," explains Johannes. His takeover has proven to be a complete success. Since Johannes has been running the business, he can regularly look forward to critical praise: "The new collection is a seamless continuation of the strong collection from last year," wrote Eichelmann in 2017 with approval.
"This family business, which has grown to an impressive 45 hectares in recent years [...] stands first and foremost for a lot of elegance [...]." - Gault & Millau, 2017
"Johannes von Gleichenstein is now the eleventh generation to run the business [...]. The great storage potential can be felt and tasted especially [...] with the very storable top wines. " - Gault & Millau, 2017
Grape / Blend
"Those who prefer dry rosé wines to the slightly bitter have come to the right place at the “Hofgarten” Pinot Noir Rosé dry. The Freiherr von Gleichenstein winery at the Kaiserstuhl in the Baden growing region offers the right wine for every taste. The "Hofgarten" Pinot Noir Rosé dry initially scores with a beautiful appearance. In the glass, the rosé from Weingut Freiherr von Gleichenstein is almost copper-colored. Light, silver reflections provide small optical highlights.
The bouquet is a reservoir for all kinds of berry aromas. For example, black currants, raspberries and fresh strawberries can be found here. These aromas are also quickly recognizable on the palate, this time in the form of beautiful, intense fruit that goes perfectly with the fresh acidity. Every sip of the "Hofgarten" Pinot Noir Rosé dry is a juicy drinking pleasure, which is why this wine from Freiherr von Gleichenstein is a really good aperitif. It goes perfectly with fish or veal dishes or with grilled vegetables. A fresh, delicious summer companion from Baden!"
Ian Blackburn - 92 Points
Product Size: 750ml
The Freiherr von Gleichenstein winery at the Kaiserstuhl in the Baden growing region is famous for Pinot Noir, also known as Spätburgunder. This small garden example is worthy of being your first example, but made for the most serious connoisseur. Complex nose, bone dry, Pinot textures, German percussion and minerality. I adore the freshness, brown spice set and chiseled acidity that brings you back for more.