Highlights: Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir 2018 Baden

Enderle & Moll was started in 2007 with just three barrels of wine in a garage in Baden. Florian Moll and Sven Enderle had met studying at the Winzer Schule in Freiberg in 2003, and after a period of working at vineyards in France, joined forces for their own project. Interestingly, their biodynamically farmed natural wines first really took off in New York, through some happy coincidences, before they achieved domestic success. They are made from old vines on slopes, and as well as their own 2 hectares of vines, they source from another 8, farmed the same way. Sven left the project in 2019 for health reasons, and Florian now has new partners. This is their entry-level Pinot Noir that is named ‘Basis’, but it’s not on the label.

Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir 2018 Landwein Oberrhein, Germany
13% alcohol. Beautiful aromatics here with a sappy, leafy green hint to sweetly fragrant red cherries and cranberries. The palate is light but with some lovely flavour of red cherries, dried herbs, sour cherry and raspberry, with a brightness and a touch of sweetness to the acid line. Amazing drinkability, with a sense of purpose, too. Just enough volatile acidity to lift the aromas and sweeten the acid, but not too much. Lovely stuff. 93/100 (£25 Littlewine)

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