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Friedrich Becker and his family own about 36 acres of vineyards in the southern part of the Pfalz region. He is one of the best producers in the Pfalz and one of the best Pinot Noir producers in Germany. 60% of his production is Pinot Noir which is grown primarily on stony, chalky soil. With time, his son, Friedrich Becker jun and his sister Helena have taken over more of the responsibilities at the winery along with co-cellar master Stefan Dorst.
The estate has been bottling and marketing its own wines since 1973. Vines are heavily pruned to restrict yields.
2007 Weingut Friedrich Becker Deutscher Tafelwein Rhein Germany Pinot Noir
13.5% alc., $17. Imported by Cellars International Inc., San Marcos, CA. · Moderate reddish-purple hue in the glass. Attractive perfume of dark berries and toasty oak. Bright and juicy flavors of mixed berries with a hint of citrus on the persistent finish. Soft in the mouth with gossamer tannins. A very classy wine that was even more incredible the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Achtung! An unbelievable value and highly recommended. Reviewed August 24, 2010 ARTICLE »
2007 Weingut Friedrich Becker “B” Spätburgunder Pfalz Germany Pinot Noir
13.0% alc., $42. Imported by Cellars International Inc., San Marcos, CA. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose is intensely fruity and hi-toned featuring scents of black cherries, spice and old cask. Discreetly concentrated blackberry jam essence with hints of black tea and oak. Soft tannins and balancing acidity. Picks up interest and power with time in the glass. Even better the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Very impressive wine with age ability. Reviewed August 24, 2010 ARTICLE »