The Kaiserstuhl can justifiably claim to be the single best-known district of Baden. Its volcanic soils and singularly warm climate give rise to powerful, vibrant Pinots of every type. Cousins Martin and Arne Bercher are the tenth generation of the family to run this highly-reputed estate, one of several we represent that are members of the VDP (indeed, Arne is V.P. of the Baden chapter).

Bercher Winery

Wine Label - Bercher Spaetburgunder

Available Wines

Bercher 2013 Grauburgunder Jechtinger (Baden)

The loess-rich soils of the village of Jechtingen produce a more delicate style of wine that we thought offered a charming counterpoint to some of the other Pinots Gris in the selection. The impression is tender but well-braced, with a billowing quality to the fruit and a deliciously sweet-fruited yet spicy aftertaste. It is however a real trocken wine!

Bercher 2013 or 2015 Spätburgunder Eichert Erste Lage (Baden) [6/750] or [6/375]

Grown from 25-plus year-old vines in a mostly volcanic, south-facing “Premier Cru” vineyard in Jechtingen, this wine shows all the virtues of Bercher’s over-performing basic Pinot on a grander and more imposing scale. Its seriousness, however, detracts in no way from the innate sweetness of the fruit, which hauls you right into the wine’s beating heart of stone.

Bercher 2013 Spätburgunder Burkheimer (Baden)

This is the kind of wine that has made the Kaiserstuhl the Mother Lode of modern German Pinot Noir. Forceful but not overblown, it was aged exclusively in large, used casks, the better to preserve the singularity of its volcanic expression.

Bercher 2016 Burkheimer Feurerberg Kesselberg Spaetburgunder Weissherbst Eiswein [6/375]

Pending tasting notes

Bercher 2016 Chardonnay (Baden) [6/750] or [6/375]

Pending tasting notes

Bercher 2016 Weissburgunder Burkheimer (Baden)

Pending tasting notes