Becker Estate Pinot Noir 2013

$25.99

Becker Estate Pinot Noir 2013 is a remarkable crisp and elegant light bodied Pinot Noir, very popular in the USA. These german wines have the highest quality and are grown on the steep banks along the rivers in this region of Pfalz in West Germany neighboring Luxembourg. Small vineyards continue to be cared for and picked by hand, due to the difficult nature of mechanization on these hillsides.Limestone soils are perfect to reach the best of mineralities in a remarkable full of depth and elegance, light bodied Pinot Noir. This lovely German high quality wine has a perfect combination of fruit and minerality, grown on the steep banks along the rivers in the of region Pfalz in West Germany, neighboring Luxembourg. 

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On the nose a wide range of red fruit aromas of cranberries, cherries and earthy notes like mushrooms.

On the palate very concentrated ripe, firm tannins and combine subtle elegance with spicy fruits, like cranberry, strawberries and bright cherry fruit; a hint of tobacco and dried leaves, layers of subtle textures.

Pinot Noir pairs with almost anything, from fish and seafood to poultry to meats, including duck. Great with Mushroom Risotto, cheeses like Gouda, Port Salut, Edam and Cheddar. Mexican and Italian cuisines pairs well with Pinot Noir.

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For eight of the last nine years Becker Family Estate has produced some of Germany’s top Pinot Noirs as chosen by Gault-Millau.

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Becker Estate is located in Schweigen, very far south of the Pfalz on the border with Alsace, therefore, wines grow both in German and French soil. The vineyards have been in the family for six generations, during that time, the border has changed several times; 1945 left them straddling two sovereign nation states. Today, about two-thirds of Becker’s 35 acres (18ha) of vineyards are in Alsace with the remainder, as well as the winery are in Pfalz.

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Some Pinot Noir Facts:

Pinot refers to the word pine  in reference to the cone-like shape of the grape bunches that is characteristic of this variety. Noir is French for black.

Pinot Noir has been known in France since the Roman era. As early as the first century AD, the Romans had invaded most of Europe, and spread their taste for wine, including those made produced with Pinot Noir.

France leads  production of Pinot Noir, followed by United States and then Germany.  Can you guess the fourth?  Moldova.