2018 Drei Freunde

How we made it

The top three planted varieties in Franken are Bacchus, Müller-Thurgau and Silvaner. Kind of logical playing with a blend. The previous vintages have been reflecting the growing conditions of each season and so does this one. 2018 was the best Bacchus year we’ve ever seen so there was a lot and it was perfectly healthy.
The three wines going into the blend were fermented and aged separately but similarly: semi-carbonic maceration for a week (whole bunches included only for the Bacchus), pressed and fermented & aged in steel (Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau) and one big old oak barrel (Bacchus).

Fact sheet

Varieties: Bacchus (50%), Müller-Thurgau (25%), Silvaner (25%)
Locations: Kitzingen, Iphofen, Theilheim
Soil: Shell limestone, Keuper

Harvest: September 2018
Yield: 70 hl/ha
Blended & bottled: July 2019

Alcohol: 10.5 %
Acidity: 5.5 g/l
Residual sugar: 0 g/l
Total SO2 (nothing added): 5 mg/l
Bottle size: 0.75 l