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AOC Pinot Noir 2016 – Ruhlmann Schutz

Written by Piero Pardini

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Credits: Ruhlmann-Schutz

The Ruhlmann-Schutz family works with such passion and dedication that they have contributed, over time, to spread the reputation of the company’s wines internationally.
Tradition and innovation are fundamental and are expressed in combining, for example, old oak barrels with modern wine making equipment, respecting biodiversity. Thus, it is possible to create wines that express the terroir.

Wine: Pinot Noir
Variety composition: 100% Pinot Noir.
Denomination: AOC Vin d’Alsace.
Vintage: 2016.
Soil: the characteristic of this Pinot Noir is the clayey-calcareous terroir. The vines are planted there on a medium slope and their rooting is very deep. The land is worked alternately: one row is plowed, the next one is grassed.

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Visual exam
Clarity: limpid
Color: ruby red
Consistency: consistent
Observations: transparent.

Olfactory examination
Intensity: intense
Complexity: complex
Quality: fine
Description: floral, fruity and herbaceous
Observations: floral notes reminiscent of a pot pourri of slightly withered red flowers. Fruity notes of black cherry, raspberry and black currant follow. Herbaceous hints of musk and Mediterranean scrub. Nuance of vanilla.

Taste – olfactory examination
Sugars: dry
Alcohols: warm
Polyalcohols: smooth
Acids: fresh
Tannins: moderately tannic
Minerality: mineral
Structure: full-bodied
Balance: balanced
Intensity: quite intense
Length: persistent
Quality: good

Final remarks
State of Evolution: mature
Harmony: moderately harmonious
Remarks: a wine that enhances the grape variety, with well-defined aromas, not perfect balance and good persistence. Pleasant in the mouth, supported by a good freshness and persistence.

4 Wolves

Food matching: salted meat carpaccio with walnut oil.

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About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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