The barrel-aged Illusion One from the wine-growing region the Ahr reveals itself in the glass in bright copper gold. The nose of this Meyer-Näkel Blanc de Noir shows all sorts of plums, quince, apples, morello cherries and pears. As if that weren't already impressive, the aging in small wooden barrels adds more aromas like sun-warmed rocks and forest floor.
The Meyer-Näkel Illusion One presents itself to the wine connoisseur wonderfully dry. This Blanc de Noir never appears coarse or meager, as one might expect from a wine in the high quality wine range. On the tongue, this balanced Blanc de Noir is characterized by an incredibly melting texture. With its lively fruit acidity, Illusion One is wonderfully fresh and lively on the palate. In the finish, this Blanc de Noir from the wine-growing region of the Ahr finally inspires with considerable length. Once again, hints of nashi pear and plum show. In the aftertaste, mineral notes of the soils dominated by sandstone and slate join in.
Vinification of the Illusion One by Meyer-Näkel
The balanced Illusion One from Germany is a single varietal wine, made from the Pinot Noir grape variety. In the Ahr region, the vines that produce the grapes for this wine grow on soils of slate and sandstone. The grapes for this Blanc de Noir from Germany, when perfectly ripe, are harvested exclusively by hand. After the harvest, the grapes are immediately taken to the winery. Here they are selected and carefully crushed. Fermentation follows in stainless steel tanks and small wood at controlled temperatures. Fermentation is followed by aging for 6 months in oak barriques.
Food recommendation for Meyer-Näkel Illusion One
Enjoy this Blanc de Noir from Germany best very well chilled at 5 - 7°C as a companion to vegetable salad with beetroot, asparagus salad with quinoa or roasted trout with ginger pear.
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