In a clear attempt to put Anglophones (and Francophones, for that matter) off the track, Germans insist on referring to Pinot Noir as Spätburgunder. A brilliant strategy, which has meant that generations of German wine lovers have had a free run at their extraordinary stock of Pinot Noir. Meanwhile global warming seems to have had the effect of allowing the German variant of the Pinot Noir grapes to ripen as well in Germany as they have traditionally ripened in Burgundy. Selbstverständlich!
This Spätburgunder's delicate fruit notes are delivered on a full-bodied red with real structure. Soft, mouth-filling tannins make it distinctly quaffable. What's the German for 'quaffable'? Trinkbar? Very trinkbar then.