This is a village quality wine from Bernhard Huber, probably the most famous German Pinot Noir producer.
Fruits come from vines of about 25 years of age.
2018 vintage: Pale ruby colour. Really attractive fresh dark cherries, dark flowers and sweet spices. Ripe dark cherries and strawberries on the palate, silky smooth tannins yet well framed. Good balance and commendable fruity finish. DELICIOUS NOW till next 5 to 7 years. Ideally serve at 14 to 16deg. i.e. out of your wine fridge.
Malterdinger has always been regarded as a substitute wine while you wait for their Alte Reben or Grand Cru wines to be ready. A big step up in terms of intensity compared to the basic Spätburgunder. If you like the basic one, you will be in for a treat. You must try this to compare.
Malterdingen is the same village where their other two Grand Cru - Bienenberg and flagship Wildenstein is from. The winery is also located in this village. Lovely Thai restaurant there where we will get our fix especially if we have been on tour for more than a week and missing Asian food. :)
The cool Julian Huber (in black) who took over in 2013 after Bernhard passed away. He has done an excellent job and we agreed that he filled the big shoes and in fact improved the Chardonnay style at Huber!