Spätburgunders have a fruity aroma with some almond in it. They have a full and soft taste. The typical Spätburgunder can smell of ripe red fruit, ranging from strawberries to cherries, or of black fruit from blackberries to black currants. Barrique wines add notes of vanilla and cinnamon. A distinction is made between the classic and modern type. Traditionally, the best Spätburgunders were made from very ripe grapes. They had a rusty hue with not too much color intensity and were mild in flavor with little tannin. In addition to this classic type, the modern Spätburgunder is becoming increasingly important. This type has a strong red color, more tannin, less acidity and often undergoes short aging in small oak barrels. Red Spätburgunders are ideal for fall and winter. They are best served at a degree of 16. Powerful varieties are excellent accompaniments to roast meat, game or cheese. Weissherbst goes well with starters and soft meat or as an aperitif.