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An organic natural wine with a dry clean finish made from Muller Thurgau and Silvaner.

ABV 11.5%

THE VINEYARD

The second generation of the white “Fledermaus” has been harvested in September (Müller-Thurgau) and October (Silvaner) 2016 and bottled in February 2017. It consists of about 75% Müller-Thurgau and 25% Silvaner. The whole Müller-Thurgau clusters were pressed, the juice sedimented, racked and aged on the full lees. Until some point in winter when one of the tanks became oily. We decided to filter the tank and re-vitalize it by stirring in the lees from a different Müller-Thurgau tank. It worked really well. Phew. The Silvaner batch is the pre-harvest from two skin-fermented batches. Those Silvaner vineyards had sunburn so in a first round of picking grapes all the ones with sunburn were put in extra boxes, fermented with a short maceration time and fermented in the tank.

2Naturkinder a family winery, started in 1843.  Michael and Melanie had been working in publishing for six years in Heidelberg, Regensburg, London and New York.  Michael’s Father Bernard is close to retirement but Michael had no interest in returning home to take over the family winery.  While they spent time in New York and London they had developed a taste for natural wine. In 2012 a plan began to develop.  In June 2013 they left their work life behind and started making wine in Michael’s parents’ winery.  Starting out with just a few hundred bottles from two parcels converted to organic farming, they now farm around 6 hectors of Organic vineyards.