Cuvée Rot
St. Laurent, Regent
Rheinhessen, Germany

The Bergkloster winery exists since the 18th century, and 120 years ago, the current family took it over and is now in its fourth generation. Jason, the son, has just started making his first line of natural wines. They own 8 hectares and have been farming them organically since 2006. Jason knew very early on he wanted to make wine and decided he will take over the winery at some point. By now he is part of a group of winemakers in Germany which are slowly transforming their parents wineries and changing the winemaking for the better. Let’s see how things will evolve for the next couple of years.

The grapes for this red wine come from a plot called “Aulerde” which features loess layers, clay marl and a tiny percentage of limestone. The vines are relatively young with about 15 years. After the harvest, they are left for two weeks with their skins to macerate. Once they are pressed, they go for nine months in a mix of oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. It’s a very young and fresh wine with a beautiful violet color and smells a little like a cinnamon bun filled with cherries. A pretty light wine with good acidity, which makes it a very flexible food friend.

This wine is part of
Volume 11: The Youth Edition