Moritz Haidle
Trollinger Pét Nat OFF GRID × Plain limited edition
Württemberg, Germany

The winery is currently farmed in the third generation by Moritz. After high school he explored both design and winemaking before an internship at Weingut Rudolf Fürst in 2007 confirmed his passion for the latter. Moritz took over the winery in 2014, converting it fully to biodynamic farming. Moritz has been experimenting with natu- ral wine since day one and almost every vintage has included an orange wine – so far shared only with friends and somme- liers. Low intervention wines are part of the family ethos, but the winery’s tradition and prominence lend it a status which doesn’t automatically go hand in hand with typical ideas of natural wine. Mortiz seeks to make natural wine more accessible and the near future will see it integrated into their current portfolio: since Karl Haidle was one of the first to plant Kerner in Germany, a 100% Kerner with skin maceration will aim to encourage more traditional wine drinkers to enter the natural wine game.

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 wine is part of
Volume 42: The Swabian Edition