This Pét Nat was almost forgotten inthe cellar, until OFF GRID came across it and snapped up the 200 bottles! 100% Trollinger – a grape rarely found outside this region – this wine has no filtration or added sulphites, just one rough disgorge- ment to prevent the bottle exploding upon opening! After one week of cold macera- tion the grapes were pressed and fermented in stainless steel, followed by three years on full lees. Drink chilled and enjoy with a typical Swabian Vesper.
This cuvée is 60% Chardonnay, 40% Kerner from 30–50 year old vines. The grapes are harvested by hand, this time in mid September, to ensure optimal ripeness. Wine in this raw form requires grapes at their very peak – not a second before or after. Left in whole bunches, the grapes are pressed together and left on the skins for seven days before ageing for one year on the lees in old 300 l oak barrels. The packaging is pared back to the essentials to minimise ecological impact: light bottles are used along with fsc-certified paper and biobased binding agents for labels, corks and tapes. Decant and enjoy the development of this white! It is a young wine that requires a lot of oxygen and is remarkably stable – just as delicious after one week as it is after 24 hours. We found aromatics of orange blossom and unripe peaches, followed by a light but creamy finish.
Next to Riesling and Pinot Noir, Lember- ger is the main grape variety at roterfaden. Aka Blaufränkisch, these grapes were picked in the first week of September after a hot summer, from vines between 20 and 45 years old. After pressing in a vertical wood press, the grapes were macerated for one month before ageing in old barrels with no filtration and a small amount of sulphite just before bottling. This is a fresh wine with a beautiful clarity, soft character and notes of blackcurrant. Drink slightly chilled, with mushrooms or cured meat.