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Jan Matthias Klein Little Red Riding Wolf


In a region known for esteemed and historic wineries, Weingut Staffelter Hof is the eldest. Situated on the banks of the Mosel river is western German, the estate can trace its roots back to 862. Not only is it one of the oldest estates in Germany, it is in fact one of the oldest companies in the world! Owned by an abbey for centuries, the vineyards were purchased by one Peter Schneiders in 1805. Passed down through the generations, the mantle eventually passed to Jan Matthias Klein. His parents Gundi and Gerd had successfully managed Staffelter Hof for decades before him. Jan’s impact on this well established winery has been considerable. Between 2011 and 2014, Staffelter Hof’s 10 hectares of vines were fully adapted to organic farming. In addition to the winery’s traditional wines, Jan introduced a new tier of wines that embraced a spirit of experimentation and natural winemaking techniques. A playful lineup of wines, they are made with the least amount of intervention, natural yeasts, and low sulphites. Giving the wines names like Little Bastard and Rizzy Starmust, Jan has injected enthusiasm and excitement into this celebrated winery.

The Little Red Riding Wolf is a mischievous example of German Spätburgunder, aka Pinot Noir. It is light, spicey, and full of red and blackfruit character. The grapes were harvested from vines planted just behind the winery, the Krov Paradies; and from the Krov Letterlay, a steep site with grey slate soil. Fermented naturally and macerated on the skins for 4 weeks, the wine was matured in 1000L oak fuder for 18 months. Exuberant and best served with a slight chill, in the glass you find fresh notes of wild raspberries, cherries, blackberries, and wet earth.

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