The Riedlin family has tended the vineyards in the town of Laufen in the southern part of Baden, Germany, since 1656. In 2009 Markus Kuntz-Riedlin had the opportunity to take over the vineyards of his parents and, thus, to continue the centuries-old family tradition, bringing in, as matter of course, his own ambition and expertise of winemaking. The 2010 vintage saw a Riedlin wine put into bottles for the first time in generations — a Spätburgunder (Pinot noir) matured in French barrique barrels for 15 months. Also, since the 2011 vintage, a Riedlin Rot and Riedlin Rose are available. In addition, the inherited distillery right bound to the Riedlin Estate in Laufen was used to make a premier spirit labeled Riedlin Brilliant from the wine yeast.

The label design on the bottle is from a painting by Adolf Riedlin (1892-1969), the famous painter of the Riedlin dynasty.

 Markus Kuntz-Riedlin is the husband of Sybille Kuntz in the Mosel.

Tasting Note

A 100% Pinot Noir (Spatburgunder) wine from the Baden area. This wine is light red in colour with simple, red fruit aromas of strawberry and redcurrant. A super-softy, easy-drinking wine with very low tannin and acidity and a drying finish.