Andreas Bender Pinot Noir 2019
Grape: Pinot Noir
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Food pairing: This refreshing and earthy Pinot would work wonders alongside some peppery salami, roasted duck with spiced red cabbage or even a smoked Bavarian cheese.
Andreas Bender is a man who was brought up in the wine business. By thirteen years old he had already made his own wine. Learning about soil and viticulture from his vine propagator dad, he furthered his education in France, Italy and USA before returning to home soil to shake things up.
Considered something of a “maverick” for his modern approach to vinification, Andreas blends grapes from his top vineyards to create wines with a wonderful poise, balancing potent fruit and a unique minerality. Andreas Bender describes his ethos: “The most important things for me are first-class grapes from the best locations, traditional winemaking and uncompromising quality.”
He prefers to remain hands-off in the cellar, relying on natural fermentation and simple, traditional winemaking methods. He combines the old and the new – “he’s a traditionalist when it comes to choosing prime soils, hand selecting grapes, careful cellar work, simple winemaking methods and natural fermentation. But his contemporary “wine-thinking” is clearly visible with his label design and his belief that wines need to be accessible and fun.”
A handcrafted wine that showcases the varietal perfectly. Appearance: A brilliant ruby red. Smell: Charming with vibrant aromas of red fruits and subtle spicy notes, complemented by vanilla bean and rich caramel from the oak barrique ageing. Taste: Perfectly balanced. Fine and elegant with soft tannins and a long finish. This well structured Pinot has ample potential to mature.