2014 Heimat Silvaner

2014 Heimat Silvaner

How we made it

The second vintage of what has become our fingerprint wine was harvested in the end of September 2014. We’ve bottled it in July the year after. The Silvaner grapes for this wine grow in a 30 year old organic vineyard on shell limestone and Keuper. The grapes were crushed and fermented on the skins for 10 days. We gently pressed them with 1bar and filled the juice in the same old barriques we used the year before. Remaining on the full lees until bottling day malolactic fermentation and yeast contact contributed to the character. The wine was bottled unfiltered and without the addition of SO2.

How it tastes

The wine is a little cloudy (skin contact) but will clarify further over time. Due to the long yeast contact it’s wonderfully creamy with a discreet tannin base. The acid is solid and makes the wine crispier than the 2013 vintage. Chamomile is a flavor showing up again, a bit of pear and ginger, all packed in a very juicy style.

Fact sheet

Variety: Silvaner
Location: Kitzinger Eselsberg
Soil: shell limestone, Keuper

Harvest: 29.09.2014, all handwork
Yield: 20 hl/ha
PH value: 3.2
Grapes fermented on the skins for 10 days
Gently pressed in a pneumatic press, 1.0 bar
Malolactic fermentation and aging on the lees in an old barrique from October 2014 to July 2015
Bottled: July 2015
Bottles produced: 550

Alcohol: 10.5%
Acidity: 5.2 g/l
Total SO2 (nothing added): 11 mg/l
Residual sugar: 0.0 g/l
Bottle size: 0.75 l

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