Pfalz: Stefan Meyer 'Rhodter Klosterpfad' Syrah 2017
Impressive winemaker, Stefan Meyer, only makes 1,500 bottles of this exclusive Syrah per year. Indeed, it is estimated that there are less than 100 hectares of Syrah planted in the whole of Germany, that's smaller than the hill of Hermitage.
We tasted this during a recent trip to Germany and were impressed by the wine's classic peppery notes and crisp, firm structure. It gives many a Northern Rhône equivalent a serious run for its money.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Germany, Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Baden|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Syrah|
|Food & Wine Matching||Beef, Lamb|
|Cellarage||Will cellar well for 5 years.|
|Vinification||Stefan makes only 1,500 bottles of this exclusive Syrah in only the best vintages. From a single parcel of 15 year old vines planted to heavy clay soils, it’s hand-harvested with a natural yeast fermentation with pump overs. Aged for one year in French barriques which are 40% new.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13.5|
Weingut Stefan Meyer
Stefan Meyer's 3rd generation family estate sits on the edge of the Pfälzerwald nature reserve in the picturesque village of Rhodt unter Rietburg. Specialising in Burgundian varieties and Riesling on chalky limestone soils, his policy of minimal intervention in winemaking allows nature to take its course. Lengthy warm ferments, often up to the summer following the vintage, yield wines of great charm and character.
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Pfalz: Stefan Meyer 'Rhodter Klosterpfad' Syrah 2017 - Yapp Brothers Wine Minute Review
Grant Berry reviews the 'Rhodter Klosterpfad' Syrah from Stefan Meyer, in the Pfalz region of Germany. German Syrah is a rare wine - this is rich and vibrant with a peppery edge, blackberry fruit with fresh acidity - similar to a Crozes Hermitage. Serve with roast lamb, pork or a peppered steak.Yapp Brothers Videos