Palataia, Pinot Noir, Pfalz, Germany 2020
(at Menier Lounge, London SE1, 18 May 2022)
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2025
DWWA judge Gerd Stepp used to be a winemaker-buyer for M&S but now runs his family vineyards where he makes this red as well as the fine Classics No2 Mineralstein Riesling (£10). This too is a steal, offering sappy blue and red berries and hints of violets and baking spice on the creamy palate.