Lush Pinot character - quite full, with lots of cooked summer fruits and gamey, orangepeel and sandalwood notes, with an opulent texture, and mouth-coating tannins. Johannes told us he recently opened a bottle from 2008 that was drinking perfectly. This really is freakishly good-value.
Inspired by Burgundy, but definitely wines unto themselves, we first met Claus’s son Johannes in 2017, when he had just returned from a year's stint working at Gevrey domaine Rossignol-Trapet, and as he has gradually taken over the reins, the wines have only got better. They farm a total of 15ha of vines, scattered across 70 individual parcels inside the Tullinger Berg nature reserve, with their very best sites sit on the the geological marvel that is the ‘Weiler Schlipf’ – a seam of limestone rising up out of the Baden landscape that benefits from unrivaled sunshine hours. This provides the vines and fruit with taut minerality.