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1997

5 Sterne Excellent

spring was wet and turbulent, a good May was followed by a spell of bad weather, nice flowering and a damp July, in August, it suddenly turned dry and warm and remained so until late October, autumn was reliably stable, vintage did not have to be hurried. The grapes shrunk due to the extensive aridity, resulting in high levels of sugar extract and acidity, and perfectly healthy flawless grapes. Very fuity wines have finesse, despite their great concentration and vigorousness. A big year for red wines, plenty of soft tannins.