We came across a Pfirmann Spatburgunder at Moro Moro, a restaurant attached to Daniel Nett’s Landhaus in Neustadt-Gimmeldingen.
Before taking over from his father Otto in 2000, Jurgen Pfirmann studied at Neustadt and Bad Kreuznach. He went to school with Karsten Peter, the young winemaking star at Gut Hermannsberg in the Nahe. Jurgen isn’t doing a bad job either!
He and his wife Sabine have delicious Spatburgunder/Pinot Noirs and a range of whites (more on these shortly).
The entry Spatburgunder is from 12 year-old vines, a combination of Mariafeld M1 and Freiburg Clones. Early picked for freshness, it spends 10 days on its skins and is raised in 3-8 year-old barrels.
The Kalkmergel Spatburgunder is from 10 year-old vines (the 777 clone from Morey-St-Denis) grown on chalk marl and raised in 2-3 year-old barrels. It has a gently autumnal nose and much more texture in the mouth.
We were also struck by the aromatic whites. An excellent, classic, exotic Gewurztraminer and a startling, dry Gelber Muskateller (yellow Muscat) – all lychees and spice.
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