Johner GmbH
PIN 08
Weingut Karl H. Johner

Blauer Spätburgunder »SJ« 2017

Germany, Kaiserstuhl
Pinot Noir Lime Hill Vineyard 2019
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Primary aromas: raspberries, redcurrants, red and black cherries, strawberries

Secondary aromas: vanilla, toast, caramel, bread crust

Tertiary aromas: forest floor, dry leaves, cocoa beans

Wood // yeast influence: clear wood ageing aromas from the use of new barriques

Tannins: high, tightly woven, elegant, velvety

Acidity: medium+, integrated

Balance: excellent

Length: very long

Intensity: pronounced

Complexity: very high

Typicity: very high

Precise, highly complex aromas balancesthe full body with the very well integrated acidity, elegant, velvety and flattering tannins.



Analytical data


2.0 g/l residual sugar
5.0 g/l acidity
3.7 pH

Vineyard: Oberrotweiler Eichberg and Bischoffinger Steinbuck

The grapes for this wine come from our oldest vineyards from the top vineyard Oberrotweiler Eichberg on volcanic soils and from our best Pinot Noir site in Bischoffinger Steinbuck. 2017 was rather a normal "cool climate" type vintage

Yield: 35 hl/ha

Soil Type

Vulkanverwitterung - volcanic soil with infused limestone.

Harvest Notes

2017 was a very good vintage for Pinot Noir. We only had to sort our dry berries on one day. Otherwise, the grapes were perfectly healthy. Dry weather in summer and autumn led to ripe aromas in the Spätburgunder. We were able to wait a little until the optimal aromatic ripeness arrived. The sorting effort during the harvest was not onerous and limited to sorting out shrivelled and punctured berries.


The grapes were picked by hand and checked for any unwanted, less than perfect berries. Skin contact fermentation for 4 weeks followed by maturation in new oak barrels for 18 months.

Malolactic fermentation: Yes, natural as soon as the cellar warmed up.


Skin contact fermentation in open stainless steel bins for 4 weeks. After 12 months stored in oak barrels the wine was stored a further 12 months in stainless steel tanks to check upcoming reduction.

Oak influence: Matured in new oak barrels for 12 months.
Months in bottle: 70


Closure: Screw top
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