A full-bodied, dry Pinot Noir Rosé Spätlese, which, with its complex and balanced taste, tells of its origins and the philosophy of JB Becker. The sheltered, sun-drenched location and the pebbly loess loam soil of the Wallufer Walkenberg create the best conditions for rich Pinot Noir, which JB Becker completes with only minimal intervention.
Like this Rosé Spätlese: after the selective hand-picking, the aging takes place in traditional Rheingau wooden barrels with the vineyard's own yeasts. There the wine rests on the full lees for almost a year before it is bottled very gently and then continues to mature in the bottle for some time. In this way the rosé can develop its multi-faceted character and the foundation for a very long life of the wine is laid.
In 1893, master wine maker Jean Baptist Becker founded the traditional Rheingau company in Walluf. The Becker family led it through the turmoil of the times, mastered the ups and downs of two world wars and finally made it into the present with success, where the greatest challenge now seems to be fast pace. The winery counteracts this phenomenon with its very own, extremely successful strategy: giving wine its time.
Today, dry and matured Rieslings are the flagship of JB Becker. But also impressive Spätburgunder belong to the portfolio as well as Rieslings with traditionally slight residual sweetness, which are also excellent food companions. Today, after 125 years of tradition, in which one has consistently remained true to one's own convictions, a lot of young sommeliers and connoisseurs of the wine scene are enthusiastic about those wines that often only leave the cellars of the winery after years of maturity, and above all because of it convince of their independence. Which is hardly surprising, because with each year (or better: decade) of maturity, another remarkable facet is reflected.
J.B. Becker Wallufer Walkenberg Spatburgunder Rose Spatlese Trocken 2018