When you follow the tree of Andreas Mann's family, it goes back to 1699 in Eckelsheim. They've been making wine and running a farm for about the same time and since 2000 solely focus on wine. During his business studies, Andreas decided he wanted to get into wine, and since 2017 he's making wine together with his family. After a couple of internships at Gutzler and Wagner-Stempel, he formed his idea of what wine he wanted to make. Since he started drinking natural wine, he doesn't want to go back and is now finally making a full line of very authentic wines. Of the 12 hectares, which are all organically farmed, five are now used for his own natural wines. Now the new plan is to reintroduce a farm to close the natural cycle.
Is it a red? Is it a rosé? The name reveals something. By calling it "Rötlich" (meaning "reddish") Andreas labels it just by it's color. Which makes sense as it's a mix of red and white grapes. After harvest at the end of September the Merlot and Müller grapes go into a semi-carbonic maceration (whole bunches) for 10 days. The Pinot Noir is directly pressed and ferments separately until the maceration is done. All the juices go together in old barrels and age for another 10 months. You are greeted by a fruity red berry punch which is followed by a slight herbal fruit tea with some hoppy finish. And to make this work for your fall food try this with a hearty pumpkin soup.