Stepp Beerenauslese 'S' 2022
WineSpark Price €20.62
If you’re one of those people (like me!) who loves something sweet at the end of a big meal, then you’ve come to the right place.
Beerenauslese means ‘berry selection’. The process to make this wine is painstakingly manual, but the results are spectacular and totally worthwhile.
Gerd waits until later in the season to pick the grapes, when they’ve started to dry and shrivel on the vine.
The grapes at this stage are delightfully sweet - there’s now a higher percentage of sugar versus water in them. This process is called ‘botrytis’ or noble rot.
Everything is hand-picked from the vine and then hand-sorted again in the winery - to make sure only the most perfectly rotten grapes make it through.
The wine then ferments slowly and naturally, and you end up with a fresh, rich and ripe sweet wine, with an exotic and tropical twist. A further few years’ ageing in bottle means some lovely nutty and marzipan flavours have developed.
It’s sweet-but-not-too-sweet, and will compliment any dessert or cheeseboard at the end of a great meal.
This wine comes in an adorable 37.5cl bottle.
|Region of origin||Pfalz|
|Months in Oak||n/a|
|Type of Oak||n/a|
|Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)||no|
|Average age of vines||25+ years|
|Average altitude of vines (m)||150 - 200m|
|Soil type(s)||loam with coloured sandstone|
|Closure Type||screw cap|
|Is this wine organic?||no|
|Sustainably produced?||yes, according to local suitainability laws but not certified|
|Suitable for vegans?||yes|
|Ageing potential (years)||20 years +|
|Ideal drinking window||2022 - 2032 +|
Gerd grew up in a sleepy German village called Bad Durkheim, where his parents and grandparents were farmers and grapegrowers.
You might not be surprised to learn Gerd is now a winemaker in Bad Durkheim, but made damn sure he experienced the world before settling back here.
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