Frederiksdal Nielstrupmark - single orchard cherry wine

Frederiksdal Nielstrupmark magnum

Frederiksdal Nielstrupmark magnum

The world’s first single-orchard cherry wine. The cherries are picked exclusively from our best orchard, Nielstrupmark, which was home to the oldest Stevnsbær cherry trees on the Frederiksdal Estate. Only the best 15 out of the 40 barrels from Nielstrupmark have been selected for the 2013 vintage, with the remainder left to either rest on its lees (sur lie) or undergo further ageing as a reserve wine.
1.5 l 14% 2013
10-12 ° C

Gastronomy

Perfect with red deer, pâtés, poultry liver, major cheeses or desserts made with bitter chocolate.

Description

The world’s first single-orchard cherry wine. The cherries are picked exclusively from our best orchard, Nielstrupmark, which was home to the oldest Stevnsbær cherry trees on the Frederiksdal Estate. The orchard was felled in 2019 when the trees had become too old and fragile. The wine is stored for 18 months in French oak barrels. Only the best 15 out of the 40 barrels from Nielstrupmark have been selected for the 2013 vintage, with the remainder left to either rest on its lees (sur lie) or undergo further ageing as a reserve wine. When the bottle is open, the wine can easily last for several month, if it is kept in a cool place.
The Orchard
The Orchard

The cherries comes exclusively from our oldest orchard at Frederiksdal estate, Nielstrupmark. The character is very much defined by a straight and nearly fragile cherry flavour given by the old cherry trees. In the fall of 2018, the trees at Nielstrupmark were felled due to age. The trees turned 25 years old, which is a relatively high age for trees used for production. New trees have been planted to replace the felled ones.

The proces
The proces

Frederiksdal Nielstrupmark is the world’s first single field cherry wine. The cherries are late picked from the orchards offering the full fruit flavor which is the characteristic of this indigenous Danish variety. The selected cherries are spontaneously fermented for 3-5 days and finished on steel tanks. Thereafter, the wine is stored for 18 months on French oak barrels. In total there were 40 barrels from the harvest of Nielstrupmark, but only 15 barrels came through the needle eye after storage and were selected for the final Nielstrupmark. The rest was declassified for other wines.