Ageing and vintage years
Pfingstberg crus reveal a remarkable capacity to age. Their aptitude to remain concentrated and taut throughout the ages bestows them with a form of timelessness.
Some vintage years
2006: an appealing wine with its spicy and mineral character. The palate is ample but keeps a chiselled structure, announcing freshness and minerality. A racy wine with great persistence. For those who patiently waited for this delicate vintage year, the wine will be fantastic.
2007 : vins plus confits, et souvent plus riches, mais toujours dans les équilibres du Pfingstberg. They are not exuberant, but deep and dense. A crystalline vintage year!
2008 : un confit qui ne bascule pas dans l’exubérance. The palate is both dense and concentrated. Its beautiful acidity bestows it with crispness and persistence. A great wine in the making, perfect around 2018.
2009 : un millésime solaire qui a révélé des vins puissants, avec une belle complexité aromatique et une grande persistance en bouche. This still-young vintage year is beginning to unfold.
2010 : un millésime superbe de pureté, avec de belles acidités tartriques. Its dry wines have wonderful keeping potential.
Regardless the wine chosen, all Pfingstberg wines are better when decanted half an hour before serving.
After four to five years the combination between warm stone notes and ash perfectly interblend with the delicate wine substance. But Pfingstberg wines can be kept for more than ten years.
During early-ripening vintage years : the mouth is more full-bodied without losing its balance and gives a honey-like flavour to the mouth weight.
During late-ripening vintage years : the wine roundness discreetly offers a range of opulent hints of flowers. The structure remains divine!
Best Sommelier of France, 2012 and Meilleur Ouvrier de France, 2015 (in the Sommelier category)