Appellation = Ahr
|Dernauer Pfarrwingert (1.2ha)
Bad Neuenahr Sonnenberg (1.4ha)
Walporzheimer Kräuterberg (0.7ha)
|Pfarrwingert – Stony weathered soil, colored sandstone, blue slate and clay fragments.
Bad Neuenahr Sonnenberg – Skeletal conglomerate of gray slate with loess and loam
Walporzheimer Kräuterberg - Weathered blue slate with stony and sandy loam
|85% Pinot Noir
10% White varietals
|Meyer-Näkel Pinot Noir “Blue Slate”
Meyer-Näkel Pinot Noir “S”
80% 300 Liter Barrels
20% 228 Liter Barrels
|50% Cultured Yeast
50% Wild Yeast
|Practicing Eco Friendly|
|Founding Member (1994)|
Werner Näkel was chosen wine maker of the year in 2004 in the Gault-Millau. He is a visionary that revolutionized Pinot Noir production the Ahr region. In 2011, Fallstaff, the leading wine publication in Austria, chose Werner Näkel for its highest award: his life’s work in wine! In 2008 Decanter Magazine bestowed on Meyer-Näkel the International trophy for Pinot Noir. Quoting Decanter, “It’s a fantastic achievement for Germany to win this trophy. Imagine it – they have beaten Burgundy, New Zealand and Oregon, all the acknowledged Pinot regions of the world.”
Meyer-Näkel produces 10,000 cases annually and is a member of the VDP and the German Barrique Forum. He also produces wines in South Africa and in the Douro Valley of Portugal.
The estate has three Grand Cru vineyards:
Dernauer Pfarrwingert – stony weathered soils with colored sandstone like structure with blue slate and clay fragments.
Bad Neuenahr Sonnenberg – skeletal conglomerate of gray slate with loess/loam;
Walporzheimer Kräuterberg – weathered blue slate with stony and sandy loam, the Kräuterberg is made up of very steep 12 meter wide terraces; very small pieces of weathered slate make up the top soil.
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