2016 Große Wanderlust

How we made it

We had decided on only making this wine in years where the Regent keeps a low pH (otherwise it gets jammy) and 2016 was the second time we gave it a shot and left the nicest part of the vineyard ripen longer than the rest. The grapes were destemmed, the must fermented to juice within two weeks and was left to macerate for another week before it was pressed and gently moved to old barriques. It inherited a noticeable but elegant wood flavor despite the age of those barriques. And although we’re generally no fans of new oak we like a touch of oak in this wine. It was not racked before bottling which took place in March 2018.


Fact sheet

Variety: Regent
Location: Sulzfeld
Soil: Shell limestone

Harvest: September 2016
Yield: 45 hl/ha
Malolactic fermentation and aging on the full lees in old barriques
Bottled: March 2018
Bottles produced: 650

Alcohol: 11.5%
Acidity: 5.1 g/l
VA: 0.54 g/l
Total SO2: 18 mg/l
Residual sugar: 0.4 g/l
Bottle size: 0.75 l