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WG Oberbergen was founded in 1924 and is named after the village in which it is located. Oberbergen is a few miles east of Burkheim in the Kaiserstuhl region. It has produced Pinot Noir for over 60 years. Oberbergen wines are served in top hotels throughout Germany. I could not obtain many specifics regarding the vineyards and winemaking. The Oberbergen Pinot Noir vines grow on the steepest hillsides of the Kaiserstuhl. The main clone is FR-5286 which is a compact clone. German oak is used for aging. For the Estate Pinot Noir, “a quick fermentation is performed in which the must is heated for a short time, then cooled and pressed.” For the Select and Reserve Pinot Noirs, “a cold maceration is carried out in closed, temperature controlled tanks and the fermentation days.” The wines are aged 4 to 6 months in oak barrels (little or no aging for the Estate). Imported by Ingenium Wines.

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Reviewed Wines

2005 Oberbergen Pinot Gris

12.0% alc., $19. · This wine is very Alsatian in style with interesting butterscotch aromas, midpalate fruit richness and viscosity, and bright acid at the end. There is a trace of fuel oil in the finish, typical of many Alsatian interpretations of this varietal. Perfectly fine. Reviewed April 9, 2007 ARTICLE »

2005 Oberbergen Pinot Noir Estate

(Note: the wines are labelled Pinot Noir, not Spätburgunder) 13.0% alc., $19. · Attractive nose with cherry, herbs and a hint of toast. Light in color and style, there still are satisfying raspberry, strawberry and currant flavors with a strawberry kiss at the end. Well-balanced and a pleasant drink, Reviewed April 9, 2007 ARTICLE »

2005 Oberbergen Pinot Noir Select

13.0% alc., $24 · A small step up in color. The aromatic profile is similar with n added touch of alcohol. A soft and simple drink, with demure strawberry and oak flavors and a finish with herbal highlights. Reviewed April 9, 2007 ARTICLE »

2005 Oberbergen Pinot Noir Reserve

12.5% alc., $32 · Darker still in color, this wine has similar aromatics, but there is a richer mouth feel with more intense fruit, noticeable oak and a trace of tannin. Less strawberry and more earth and sauvage. The finish is a tad shallow and not as pleasing as the Estate. Reviewed April 9, 2007 ARTICLE »

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