Spätburgunder – the price of confidence


Known in the home country as Spätburgunder, German Pinot Noir has come a long way since the days of the anaemic and insipid beverages that used to appear under that name (see, for example, Jancis recently on German Pinot Noir does itself a favour). From the 1990 vintage onwards, we began to be treated to some quite respectable wines, and over the years they continued to improve to such an extent that today the best of them are often compared to Burgundy grand crus in terms of quality.

Fortunately they did not reach the staggering price of their French...