Thomas Harteneck
Prinz Noah Pet Nat
Auxerrois, Pinot Blanc
Baden, Germany

The Harteneck family had made wine since 1847, back then in the Pfalz region of Germany. Since 1997 they are in Schliengen, a very sunny area in Baden, close to Alsace. They picked the place, especially for its mild climate and the soil – which is mainly loess and loam, which is perfect for very balanced and drinkable wines. They own about 10 hectares of vineyards. Thomas is a big fan of bio-dynamic farming and works according to the lunar calendar. Fortunately, he is slowly making more and more natural wines.

After the harvest, usually on fruit days according to the lunar calendar, the grapes go into stainless steel to ferment spontaneously. With enough sugar still left, it is filled into the bottle and ages for about 5 months. It is then degorged, the process of taking most of the dead yeast out of it, and ready to be consumed. It's an absolute joy to taste this as it has aromas of ripe apricots and some herbal notes. This is an excellent welcome drink for any occasion and will also be brilliant as a night cap with dessert.

This wine is part of
Volume 13: The Hyperfresh Edition