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Fledermaus weiß, 2020

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Franken - Germany
Wine
White
100% natural
Müller-Thurgau, Silvaner
Deutscher Landwein Main
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From the Grower
"A fresh and citrusy white wine with a touch of woodruff in the nose; green apples and lime aromas, fresh herbal notes."
vineyard Vineyard
  • Organic (certified)
  • Grape Percentage: Müller-Thurgau 64 %, Silvaner 36 %
  • Average age of vines: 30
  • Soil type: Limestone
cellar Cellar
  • Fermented spontaneously using low-intervention
  • Sulphites: No added sulphites: <10 mg/L
  • Fining (clarification): Unfined
  • Filtering: Unfiltered
  • Suitable for Vegans and vegetarians
  • Alcohol: 11%
  • Residual sugar: <1 g/L
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak
  • Bottle weight: 500

Additional Information

It all started in 2014 when we took over a Müller-Thurgau-vineyard from a colleague. There was a neat cottage in the middle of it which just looked like a perfect home for bats. Together with local bat expert Christian Söder we developed the idea of a cycle: we get guano from local bat colonies – a wonderful fertilizer. In the vineyard we have several bat boxes installed to offer opportunities for those lovely animals to hang out. In return we give a share of the revenue back to the bats via the Landesverband für Vogelschutz. The bat on the label is the grey long-eared bat which has become very rare in our area. It’s also incredibly cute and we want to help it stay around. The blend grew out of this vineyard though and contains our best (in this case only) direct press Müller-Thurgau and Silvaner. The Müller-Thurgau was stomped, pressed and fermented & aged in stainless steel, the Silvaner was destemmed, crushed and pressed the next day before fermenting and aging in big oak.
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Our urban winery was founded in 1843 in the northern part of Bavaria on the River Main. Since 2012 we have turned it upside down: all of our 6ha are farmed organically and we’ve put a lot of effort in the soil which we understand to be a living being with desires and aversions. Living soil allows for doing less and is home to healthy plants producing the grapes for our wines. Although we don’t add or take away anything grapes don’t become wine by themselves and there are many decisions to make from harvest to bottling. Making these decisions we follow our ideas of a perfect wine while accepting the individuality and personality of each vineyard and wine. We aim to produce lively and energetic wines which come from a healthy soil and benefit from the diversity around them.
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