Ziereisen Tschuppen ”Pinot Noir”


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The Ziereisen winery in Efringen Kirchen in the Markgräflerland in Baden has meanwhile become an institution in its own right. Hanspeter Ziereisen originally trained as a carpenter and is therefore a real career changer who has never trained as a winemaker. His parents ran a mixed farm with pigs, cows and 0.5 hectares of vineyards. Overall, the place was characterized by part-time winegrowers who gave their grapes to the cooperative. The successor to the farm was initially uncertain, since none of the children wanted to continue it. In 1991, Hanspeter followed in his parents’ footsteps with the clear goal of turning it into a winery. The small area yielded a first vintage of just 6000 bottles in 1993. Acquisitions and leases followed, and over time the business grew to today’s 21 hectares. Hanspeter was interested in wine from an early age and so he tried a lot of the most interesting wines in the world. This is how he discovered his love for the red Burgundy. These are still the heart of the company today. With his style, Hanspeter Ziereisen encountered a lot of resistance. An individualist, as fellow winemakers call him, who doesn’t want to produce pleasing wines, but independent ones. Spontaneous fermentation, long maceration times, long yeast storage, no filtration and the use of large and small wooden barrels – all this characterizes his style. This stubbornness or the clear definition of one’s own style was also punished in the official wine testing. His wines did not fit the classic German profile and could therefore only be sold as country wines. Hanspeter Ziereisen stayed with his line and today his wines are their own brand. In the meantime a conscious decision in order to be able to design the wines in a way that corresponds to the philosophy and to be able to place the character of the wines in the foreground.


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Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Bright ruby
Nose Very finely woven cherry aromas
Palate Fresh and fine on the palate with ripe tannins. Long-lasting elegance

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Pinot Noir/Blauer Spätburgunder
Alcohol % 13%
Style Dry Burgundian Pinot Noir style with Jura soil influence
Estate/Producer Ziereisen by Hanspeter Ziereisen
Country Germany
Region Baden
Vintage 2020
Vinification Spontaneous fermentation, about six weeks of contact with the mash, aging for 18 to 22 months on the yeast, no fining or filtration
Closure Screw Cap
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Age potential up to ten years after bottling

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