Schales, Mont Donnerre, Pinot Noir Rosé, 2013, trocken (dry)

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Facts: Schales, Mont Donnerre, Pinot Noir Rosé, 2013, trocken (dry)

Schales, Mont Donnerre, Pinot Noir Rosé, 2013, trocken (dry)

🌐 Region: Flörsheim-Dalsheim, Rheinhessen
🇩🇪🇫🇷 Country: Germany
🍾 Variety: Winzersekt
🍇 Grape varieties: Pinot Noir
🌶️ Taste: dry
📅 Vintage: 2013
📅 Disgorgement date: December 2019
🥂 Alcohol: 12,6%
🍭 Sugar content: 16,8 g/l
⚠️ Total acidity: 6,4 g/l
💰 Price: 11,95 €
🏆 Rating: POP

🔗 Weingut Schales

🥂 Drink of the day: 29 October 2020

Schales is a family winery. It is now in the eighth generation. Specialty of the house are sparkling wines with long maturation and fine perlage.

Schales is located in Rheinhessen. Flörsheim-Dalsheim is the record prize-winning wine village in Germany. s. Guinness Book of Records 1998. Additionally the vineyards are known for the basis of harmonious fruity wines.

MONT DONNERRE® is named after the former Napoleonic department Mont Tonnerre.

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a demanding grape variety. Like Riesling, it ripens only in the best locations. That means in detail fertile, warm and chalky soil with a good water supply.

Pinot Noir is one of the grapes used for the production of champagne. In Germany it is called Spätburgunder was indeed the most popular grape variety in the past. During the 17th century Riesling became the most popular grape.


The Schales, Mont Donnerre, Pinot Noir Rosé, 2013, dry has a beautiful salmon pink.


Light scent of red and black fruits. Especially raspberry and red currant. In addition subtle floral notes.


Wonderful young fruit flavors despite 7 years on the lees. Beautiful maturation with a lot of potential. Tastes of raspberry as well as red currant. Light, round taste with an undeniably fine finish at the palate. Not to mention balanced sweetness and soft stomach-friendly acidity.

POP or Flop

POP. A delight.

In the last 3 years we drunk a total of 50 bottles of Schales Mont Donnerre from the 2012 and 2013 vintage. 50 bottles are still stored in our sparkling wine cellar.

All things considered I ordered today the next batch before the sparkling wine is sold out. The next vintage that’s on the lees is rather young with vintage 2018.

Important to realize is the high quality with a long storage potential.

Open Wine Cellar

At the event “open wine cellar” you have the opportunity to visit the winery’s beautiful, old wood barrel cellar. The in-house wine museum is also open on this day. In addition you can have delicious, home-made, local dishes. Taste all the sparkling wine and wines in a pleasant atmosphere.

You can find the dates here. In German only. The english page has no information.

Business hours

! There are new business hours !
Check the Schales homepage for information.
Wine tasting only with an appointment.