Schafer-Frohlich Blanc de Noir Rose 2021

MCF Rare Wine

Tim Fröhlich is undoubtedly one of the stars of the Nahe. Made from 100% free-run juice from Pinot Noir vines, this wine is so pale in color it appears like rose-tinted water. Floral, with notes of white roses and strawberries, the palate possesses a refreshing acidity with surprising texture for such a lightly colored wine. 
Tim considers this traditional style of wine a Blanc de Noir rather than a rose. The color certainly backs up his claim as it's more onion skin in appearance than pink. The Pinot Noir grapes come from Stromberg-- a very steep vineyard full of volcanic rock and planted with 40+ year old Spätburgunder vines. Tim seeks "maximum elegance" and achieves this by using only free run juice and no skin contact (Direct press, method used to produce white wine). The texture, acidity and minerality belie the light color.

Vintage: 2021
Country: Germany
Region: Nahe
Appellation: VDP Weingut
Grape: Pinot Noir
Drink: Now

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