2018 Vater & Sohn Bacchus

How we made it

2018 has been the best year for this variety we experienced so far. Never did we have perfectly healthy Bacchus grapes before so it was a pleasure to pick them in the end of August.

The grapes were crushed, pressed and fermented without sedimentation. The juice was distributed to a stainless steel tank and two fairly new 1,200l barrels. Two days before bottling the wine was racked, roughly filtered before it was bottled with the addition of 10 mg/l SO2.

Fact sheet

Variety: Bacchus
Location: Repperndorf
Soil: Shell limestone

Harvest: August 2018
Yield: 120 hl/ha
Malolactic fermentation and aging in stainless steel and 1,200 oak barrels
Bottled: March 2019

Alcohol: 10%
Acidity: 5.6 g/l
Residual sugar: 0.2 g/l
Total SO2 (10mg/l added): 17 mg/l
Bottle size: 0.75 l