2016 Drei Freunde

How we made it

The top three planted varieties in Franken are Bacchus, Müller-Thurgau and Silvaner. It was kind of logical to us working on a blend which we released for the first time in 2016. It did really well so with the 16 vintage we decided to make quite a bit more.
The three wines going into the blend were made separately but similarly: grapes destemmed but not all berries crushed to get a light carbonic effect. Skin contact for a week, pressed and fermented & aged in steel (Silvaner, Bacchus) and old oak (Müller-Thurgau).

Fact sheet

Varieties: Bacchus (38%), Müller-Thurgau (14%), Silvaner (40%)
Locations: Kitzingen, Iphofen, Theilheim
Soil: Shell limestone, Keuper

Harvest: September 2015
Yield: 70 hl/ha
Blended & bottled: July 2017
Bottles produced: 4,700
Magnums produced: 300

Alcohol: 11%
Acidity: 4.9 g/l
Residual sugar: 0 g/l
Total SO2: 5 mg/l
Bottle size: 0.75 l / 1.5l