Pinot Noir Rosé vom Kalkstein
The vineyards for the Pinot Noir Rosé vom Kalkstein are located in the north of the Pfalz in the area called the Mittelhardt-Deutsche Weinstrasse. Most of the vineyards are around Kallstadt and slightly further north around Kindenheim. Here, as the name Kallstadt infers, the soils are rich in limestone (German = Kalkstein), resulting from ancient sea sedimentations with skeletal fragments of marine organisms. This type of soil is relatively thin and porous and encourages the vines to root deeply, giving very fine and elegant wines.
Pinot Noir Rosé vom Kalkstein is a QbA produced in a dry style and made from selected grapes picked a little earlier than the main Pinot Noir harvest at the beginning of September. The grapes spend just a few hours in the press in contact with the red skins of the Pinot Noir grapes so that a very gentle, pale pink colour is achieved. Here the limestone (in Germany: Kalkstein) soils ensure that the vines root deeply to obtain suficient water.