Estate: Jochen Beurer’s family has been growing grapes for generations in Kernen, just outside of Stuttgart. In 1997, the family made the difficult decision to leave the cooperative that Jochen’s father, Siegfried was the head of, and start their own independent winery. Their goal was to improve the quality of the wines they were making and have “a lot of fun with wine”.
Today, the estate focuses on ecology and preserving the environment. The 10 hectares of vineyards are certified biodynamic by Demeter, the natural, methods ensure not only “healthy, balanced vines, but also create habitats for herbs, plants and animals”. For more details on Jochen Beurer’s “anti-authoritarian viticulture – idiosyncratic, courageous and consistently biodynamic” winemaking, check out his bio page on Selection Massale’s site here.
Winemaking: Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks.
Tasting Notes: Pink coral in colour with aromas of strawberry, cherry, slate minerality and a floral trace. Juicy fruit [strawberry, cherry, melon, pomegranate] are underscored by a streak of clean minerality and citrus acidity. Fruit and minerals linger on the dry, crisp finish. Super gluggable and refreshing, enough heft to pair with a wide variety of summery dishes.
Pairing Suggestion from the Winery: Serve chilled with anything hot off the summer grill.
Trollinger [Schiava], Portugieser, Zweigelt, Spätburgunder [Pinot Noir]