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Marcel Idler is driving the vanguard of Swabian winemaking, part of a new generation in the region that’s quietly exploding on to the scene. He has a light touch, making wines that are somehow gentle yet powerful and incredibly precise.
Idler has 30-35 parcels, all within a 2km radius of the winery, and 25% of the vines are planted to Trollinger. The name originated from “Tirolinger”, since the grape is native to nearby Tyrol in Italy, where it’s also known as Schiava. Trollinger has become one of the premier grapes of Württemberg in Germany’s Swabia region. “Gutswein” is a German term for the first wine an estate produces each year, seen as trendsetters for the vintage, where the winemaker is free to experiment with different styles and techniques.
Grown on clay marl and and sandstone at 800 feet elevation. Macerated 12 days on the skins before fermenting indigenously in open vats, it then goes to stainless steel tanks for 10 months.
Idler’s Gutswein is the definition of guzzleable Swabian glou glou. Intensely fresh, bursting with bright red cherry aromas, it coats the tongue with soft tannins. Light & zippy, this is definitely a red to chill. Perfect with anything grilled, it’s a great red for any occasion.