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Pinot Noir over £10

And the winner is...

Fritz Waßmer, Spätburgunder XXL Trocken,
Baden, Germany 2009 (14%)

Raspberries, wild herbs, sweet spices – fragrant and
luscious with a crisp but soft mouthfeel. Delicate, long
and graceful with excellent length and a fine texture.
Not available in the UK

Bride smaid last year with his 2007 vintage, Fritz Waßmer has this time clinched this International Trophy with his most recent release – a stunning triumph not just for him personally, but for Baden and Germany as a whole. The wine has been a huge success for the self-trained late starter, who only began making wine from his 26-hectare plot in Baden in 1998. Waßmer got the bug on a visit to Burgundy’s Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, helping with the harvest. He returned to Baden with a desire to make Pinot in a similar style.

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