2020 Schafer-Frohlich Pinot Noir Blanc de Noir Rose Nahe, Germany
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. Made like a white wine . Some steel and some halbstück (600 liter barrels). The texture, acidity and minerality belie the light color. Limited. The 2019 was mentioned in a NY Times article entitled There’s More to German Wine Than Riesling.