Viticulture: natural! Made as it once was!
Region: Germany - Northern Bavaria
Grape variety: 75% Grauburgunder (Pinot Grigio), 25% Riesling
Alcohol: 11,5% vol
Wine making: harvest of Pinot Grigio on 30 August 2018, while Riesling 12 September 2018; Spontaneous fermentation with 5-days maceration for Pinot Grigio and direct pressing for Riesling
Aging: in old oak barrels; no addition of sulphites, no filtered or clarified
Serve at: 10-14° C
Food matches: for a special evening!
About him: first vintage produced for this exceptional blend obtained with grapes from the younger Riesling vineyard pressed directly to maintain a sharp acidity while the Pinot Grigio grapes were de-stemmed and fermented on the skins for about a week; the two lots were assembled in April 2019 in two barrels and bottled in March 2020. The blend is dedicated to “Weinschwärmer” (Deilephila porcellus), a wonderfully colored moth that lives in the area where the vineyards are located. Not only does that moth carry the word "wine" in its name, it's also a delicacy for local bats!