2017 Heimat Silvaner

How we made it

The grapes for our premium cuvée grow on a fairly steep plot close to the winery on young shell-limestone. The top and the bottom of the vineyard are a bit fatter, the middle section is dry and rocky. Vines are about 30 years old and have been farmed organically for 20 years.

The destemmed grapes always ferment quick being pumped up with nutrition and surrounded by diverse wild yeast populations. In 2017 fermentation only took four days. After pressing the wine went to a 600l barrel and an old barrique where it stayed until March 2019. We racked and blended these two barrels and also blended in about 10% from the 18 vintage before bottling it.

Fact sheet

Variety: Silvaner
Location: Kitzinger Eselsberg
Soil: Shell limestone

Harvest: 1.10.2017
Yield: 35 hl/ha
Skin-contact for 4 days
Malolactic fermentation and aging on the lees in old barriques and steel
Bottled: March 2019

Alcohol: 11.5%
Acidity: 5 g/l
Residual sugar: 0 g/l
Total SO2 (nothing added): 8 mg/l
Bottle size: 0.75 l, 1.5l