Helmut Dolde - Roter Jura 2018
The grapes of the Roter Jura were carefully collected and co-planted by one of Helmut’s and Hedwig’s older neighbors several decades ago. The man had filled the small parcel with various red varieties just for the fun of tending to the plants, all of which are farmed organically by hand and only fed natural, self-produced compost.
When the neighbor began sharing the fruit with Helmut several years ago, Helmut had no idea what to do with the grapes until a very creative local cook requested a special wine to pair with the specialty meat dishes of the Swabian Alb (think: lamb and wild deer aromatized with wild herbs like oregano, thyme, and rosemary). Thus was the beginning of Project "Roter Jura" - the ultimate alpine red, one that bursts with bright fruit and high-toned energy, grounded by a little bit of spice and deep, long finish. Helmut highly recommends it with ratatouille!