A quick flash of red in a German vineyard. Although Germany is best known for its white wines, there is a long tradition of making red wine in Germany. There is also a long tradition of little foxes making their homes in the gentle slopes of the vineyard hills. Dornfelder is an easy to drink, easy to enjoy red wine that pairs beautifully with a wide range of cuisines. Vineyard foxes like to hide amongst the wooden vines, but the Dornfelder grapes that grow above them are best enjoyed without a covering of wood. With this in mind, we have crafted this wine to display clear, distinct fruit characteristics, without excessive oak flavours that tend to cloud and disguise a wine’s character. The label depicts our little fox, emerging from the cover of wood to reveal himself as a beautiful – and uniquely red – member of the vineyard creatures community.
This wine is an example of classic red wine making of Dornfelder, a traditional grape variety from the Pfalz region. Picked by hand and aged in 120 year old palatinate oak casks, this is a serious red wine made from a tradional German red grape variety. We chose to age it in old oak casks to allow it to gain structure without having the oak overwhelm and neutralize the wine. Pure vineyards flavours shine through in this unique red wine. Have it with a beef carpaccio, some cheese or just on its own on a warm summer night – as you can slightly chill the fox.