Barth prides itself on combining tradition and innovation; its modern wine shop stands above a treasure trove of mature wines, a state-of-the-art cellar contains old wooden barrels, and the latest cellar technology standing next to traditional riddling pupitres. Barth joined the VDP in 1999 and produces 135,000 bottles annually.
Mineral-rich, firm, and slightly floral-raspberry, this wine tempts you to dream in the sun (if you’re not already there). Grapefruit freshness gives even more lightness. This is a serious rosé with a French soul.
It’s a good thing that sparkling wines and still wines need different winemaking processes! Since the pressing for the rosé sparkling wine also produces part of this wine, winemaker Mark Barth leaves the grapes in contact with the must for eight to twelve hours after crushing. This is how rich color and berry aromas get into the wine. The wine is completely dry (2 grams of residual sugar) and entirely matured in stainless steel to support its taut, fresh character.
With its freshness, tautness, and clear berry aromas, the 2020 Pinot Noir Rosé goes well with classic pasta dishes with light sauces like Aglio Olio or Carbonara, but also with pickled vegetables, salami, or ham.
Fine German Wine
The Fine German Wine Club passionately promotes the great wines of Germany with a particular interest in raising awareness for underrated red varietals, sparkling wines and whites that have historically been overshadowed by Riesling.