The Rarest of the Rare: 2018 Wasenhaus Spätburgunderr Kanzel

Posted by Joe Salamone

For the past months, we've been singing the praises of Wasenhaus' wines.

Wasenhaus is, at the moment, perhaps the most exciting young estate in Germany.

In some ways, it's amazing that this tiny domaine has built such a reputation so quickly. In others, it's not surprising at all. The wines are stunning, and it's impossible not to take notice. 

Today, we're wrapping up our series of recent Wasenhaus offerings with their rarest Pinot, Kanzel. 

Some German fanatics may recognize Kanzel from Henrik Möbitz, who made one of Germany's greatest Pinot from the site. Short story, Mobitz had a day job, and winemaking began to stretch him to too thin. He retired and sold Kanzel to Wasenhaus' Alex Götze and Christoph Wolber.

Kanzel is a great site with limestone and clay soils. Half of the vineyard is composed of old-vine German clones, and the other is a massale selection of French Pinot. It's a relatively cooler site and produces wines with tense minerality, finesse, and a luminous clarity. 

The roster of estates that Alex Götze and Christoph Wolber have worked at is impressive (Comte Armand, Bernard van Berg, Leflaive, de Montille, and Pierre Morey). They brought this Burgundian expertise back to Germany's Baden region. Tasting through their lineup, it's very clear how sensitive they are to each vineyard. 

I'm going to bring this to a close. Our previous Wasenhaus emails have been met with very strong responses. The Kanzel is very limited, and we'll likely have to allocate. 

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

2018 Wasenhaus Spätburgunder Kanzel


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