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Weingut Meyer-Näkel
Appellation = Ahr
Werner Näkel
10,000 cases
19 Hectares
5th Generation
19 Hectares
Dernauer Pfarrwingert (1.2ha)
Bad Neuenahr Sonnenberg (1.4ha)
Walporzheimer Kräuterberg (0.7ha)
Pfarrwingert – Stony weathered soil, colored sandstone, blue slate and clay fragments.

Bad Neuenahr Sonnenberg – Skeletal conglomerate of gray slate with loess and loam

Walporzheimer Kräuterberg - Weathered blue slate with stony and sandy loam
25-35 Years
85% Pinot Noir
5% Frühburgunder
10% White varietals
Meyer-Näkel Pinot Noir “Blue Slate”
Meyer-Näkel Pinot Noir “S”
Meyer-Näkel Pfarrwingert
Meyer-Näkel Sonnenberg
Meyer-Näkel Kräuterberg
100% Dry
French Oak
80% 300 Liter Barrels
20% 228 Liter Barrels
50% Cultured Yeast
50% Wild Yeast
Practicing Eco Friendly
Founding Member (1994)

Meyer-NäkelAppellation: Ahr

Werner Näkel was chosen wine maker of the year in 2004 in the Gault-Millau.  He is a visionary that revolutionized Pinot Noir production the Ahr region.  In 2011, Fallstaff, the leading wine publication in Austria, chose Werner Näkel for its highest award: his life’s work in wine!  In 2008 Decanter Magazine bestowed on Meyer-Näkel the International trophy for Pinot Noir.  Quoting Decanter, “It’s a fantastic achievement for Germany to win this trophy.  Imagine it – they have beaten Burgundy, New Zealand and Oregon, all the acknowledged Pinot regions of the world.”

Meyer-Näkel produces 10,000 cases annually and is a member of the VDP and the German Barrique Forum.  He also produces wines in South Africa and in the Douro Valley of Portugal.

The estate has three Grand Cru vineyards:

Dernauer Pfarrwingert – stony weathered soils with colored sandstone like structure with blue slate and clay fragments.

Bad Neuenahr Sonnenberg – skeletal conglomerate of gray slate with loess/loam;

Walporzheimer Kräuterberg – weathered blue slate with stony and sandy loam, the Kräuterberg is made up of very steep 12 meter wide terraces; very small pieces of weathered slate make up the top soil.

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