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2005 Anselmann Pfaltz, Germany Pinot Noir

2005 Anselmann Pfaltz, Germany Pinot Noir

This lovely, delicate wine offers aromas and flavors of red cherry, mushroom and chocolate.

Varietal: Pinot Noir Vintage: 2005
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About This Wine

Climate has a big impact on the flavors produced by a winegrape.

The Pinot Noir variety provides a textbook example. In the Burgundy region of France, it makes silky-smooth wines, often exhibiting earth-like notes. In the cooler regions of California, it makes big, deep-colored, steak-worthy wines. And in Germany, Pinot Noir grapes are transformed into lovely, delicate wines.

Weingut Anselmann crafts a prototypical German Pinot Noir from grapes planted and meticulously tended in the Pfalz region. Several members of the Anselmann family are involved in the winery, handling positions ranging from grape-growing to winemaking to tasting room sales. The earliest records of the family's involvement with wine date back to 1126.

With that much experience from which to draw, it's not surprising that the Anselmanns would possess a deft touch with any variety they chose to craft — including the multiple-personality variety known as Pinot Noir.

About Pinot Noir

Very sensitive to climate and handling in winery, this fickle grape of Burgundy yields low tannin and acidity, medium colors and lifespan. Classic berry, cherry and currant flavors, silky textures typically balanced with spicy or floral tones.

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  • Grape Composition:100% Pinot Noir
  • Grape Source:Germany's Pfalz Region
  • Aromas & Flavors:Red Cherry, Mushroom and a Hint of Chocolate in an Easy-Drinking Style
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2010
  • Food Pairing Suggestionappetizers, or a burger with sauteed mushrooms.

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    Three bottles (unfortunately) had crumbling corks, brownish color and overwhelming oxidized flavor. Properly stored by us since received in summer, 2009. We'll try for a refund. First bad wine from Vinesse in over 50 tried.

    5/09/2010 Scott Reich
    • Rater Rank 3
    • Number of Ratings 193
    • Average 3

Recipes.

14 recipes match for this wine.

  • The Perfect Potatoes With the holidays on the horizon, several ACWC members have asked us for recipes to accompany main dishes such as turkey or ham. Here's one we love - and it can even be a meal in itself, served with a glass of Chardonnay or Pinot Noir. It makes 6 to 8 servings... Get The Recipe
    Tomato Pesto Pasta A wonderful match with Cabernet Sauvignon, this recipe helps bring out the fruitful quality of the wine. It also matches nicely with other red wines, and serves 4. Get The Recipe
    Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey or ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
    Pinot Noir Sauce Try this flavorful sauce over lamb or prime rib, and serve with Pinot Noir, Malbec or a red blend... Get The Recipe
    Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
  • Balsamic Maple Glazed Salmon Try this recipe, which makes 4 servings, with Pinot Noir or Syrah. Get The Recipe
    Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir or Syrah. Get The Recipe
    Mushroom Barley Stew A fruity red wine is the perfect match for this hearty recipe, which serves 4 to 6. MUSHROOM BARLEY STEW Ingredients - 1 T olive oil - 2 carrots, chopped... Get The Recipe
    Herb Crusted Tuna Steaks This recipe is extremely versatile, matching well with most white and lighter red wines. It makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of "anything goes" food-and-wine pairing, we're always on the lookout for recipes that match well with either white or red wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
  • Duck Breast With Red Wine Risotto This recipe calls for a good quality red wine, and we suggest either Pinot Noir or Merlot. Whichever you choose, we also suggest serving that wine with the meal. This recipe makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Grenoble Style Salmon This recipe, which matches beautifully with Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, makes 4 servings... Get The Recipe
    Pan Fried Lamb Chops This recipe, which makes 4 servings, features flavors that can be enjoyed with virtually any red wine. Turn it into a complete meal with a side dish jasmine rice. Get The Recipe
    Green Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The Recipe
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