Silvaner Pet-Nat (2018 edition)

How we made it

The vineyard has been farmed organically for 4 years now. The shell-limestone soil has a a fat, fertile clay layer letting the vines grow extraordinarily strong. So strong that the vines are very tricky to manage. Besides the Bacchus and the Heimat Silvaner vineyard this is the most work-intense one.

Two September-harvests from the same vineyard went into this Pet-Nat. The first half fermented after a night of skin contact. The second half picked one week later fermented on the skins for about a week before the batches were blended with about 20% wine from 2017 (a blend of Bacchus and a bit of Silvaner). Bottled shortly after early September and warmly disgorged by hand in March 2019.

Fact sheet

Variety: Silvaner
Soil: shell limestone

Harvest: September 2017, August 2018
Yield:  76 hl/ha
Bottled: September 2018
Disgorged: March 2019

Alcohol: 10.5 %
Acid:  5.2 g/l
Total SO2 (nothing added): 4 mg/l
Residual sugar: 0.1 g/l
Pressure: 2.4 bar
Bottle size: 0.75 l