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Malterdinger Rot - 2018

Bernhard Huber

4.0 / 5.0

Germany » Baden » Qualitätswein
red still, dry
1184 UAH
1 bottles
Bernhard Huber Malterdinger Rot 2018

The 2019 Bernhard Huber Malterdinger Pinot Noir is a village wine. The grapes come from vines between 8 and 25 years old growing in soil composed of weathered shell limestone and a thin layer of loess clay. About 30-35% are whole bunch fermented. After the traditional must fermentation, this wine is mainly aged in first-, second-, and third-use barriques and is bottled without filtration for 12 months.


4.0 / 5.0750 ml@π-not · π-not

This wine is ageing gracefully, displaying a beautiful evolution in its profile. The cherries and red flowers have matured, acquiring a slight dryness, while the forest floor notes have become more pronounced, adding depth. Accompanied by spices and subtle meaty nuances, it's a testament to its class and complexity. Fresh, yet intricate, with a lengthy and delicate finish, this wine is not just enjoyable – it's a delightfully beautiful experience in a glass.

Wine #3 on π-not event.

4.0 / 5.0750 ml@Boris

This Spätburgunder may wear a 3-piece suit, but it doesn't judge me for playing Nintendo Switch (tm?) a whole day with no pants on me. No, it doesn't judge, and instead, it offers a charming and warming bouquet of ripe strawberries, red currant, raw meat, underbrush and clove. It's sophisticated and delicate, yet approachable at the same time. Medium-bodied, balanced and delicious.

Bernhard Huber

At a glance

  • Legacy of Pinot Noir: Bernhard Huber was pivotal in the recognition of German Pinot Noir on the global stage, leveraging Malterdingen's unique terroir that mirrors Burgundy's, to produce wines that often rival their French counterparts in quality and complexity.
  • Continuation of Excellence: The winery is currently led by Julian Huber, who embodies a dynamic blend of his father's profound legacy and his own innovative approach to winemaking, aiming to enhance the estate's reputation for crafting exquisite Pinot Noir.
  • Philosophy of Winemaking: The Huber estate focuses on dry wines, allowing full fermentation and long lees contact.

The Bernhard Huber winery, situated in the historic wine-growing village of Malterdingen in Baden, Germany, carries a legacy deeply rooted in the tradition of Pinot Noir cultivation, a practice initiated by Cistercian monks over 700 years ago. These monks, recognizing the similarity of Malterdingen's shell limestone weathered soil to that of Burgundy, introduced Pinot Noir to the region, setting a precedent for excellence. Bernhard Huber, often hailed as the German Godfather of Pinot Noir, was instrumental in elevating the status of German Pinot Noir to world-class standards, drawing comparisons to the esteemed wines of Burgundy due to the region's cool climate and limestone soils. His commitment to producing predominantly dry wines through complete fermentation and extended yeast contact has been a hallmark of the estate's philosophy.

Today, the winery is under the stewardship of Julian Huber, Bernhard's son, who continues to uphold the family's winemaking legacy while also infusing his own vision into the estate's operations. Julian's approach, shaped by his education and experiences, both at home and in the Côte d'Or, reflects a blend of reverence for tradition and a forward-looking perspective on winemaking. Under his guidance, the winery has seen subtle yet significant innovations, further refining the balance, subtlety, and complexity of their Pinot Noirs. The Huber estate's commitment to capturing the essence of Malterdingen's terroir, alongside Julian's burgeoning talent and respect for his father's groundwork, ensures that Bernhard Huber's legacy thrives, continuing to produce Pinots that are both powerfully expressive and elegantly restrained.