Bernard Huber 2013 Malterdinger Pinot NoirIn Fine Spirits
Malterdingen, in Baden Germany, was planted to Pinot Noir almost a millennium ago by the Cistercian Monks who cultivated Chambolle-Musigny and Gevrey-Chambertin because of the similar soil. The 2013 wines are an excellent reflection of Huber’s foundations and intent. There is greater subtlety and the oak has retreated further into the background. The wines still have the same vitality and raw fruit power, but they’re a touch more restrained and – if you will – Burgundian. The Malterdinger is Huber’s village wine, and the caliber of his Pinot shines for quality and value.