2017 Drei Freunde

How we made it

The top three planted varieties in Franken are Bacchus, Müller-Thurgau and Silvaner. It was kind of logical to us working on a blend which we released for the first time in 2016.
The three wines going into the blend were fermented and aged separately but similarly: grapes destemmed but not all berries crushed to get a light carbonic effect. Skin contact for a week, pressed and fermented & aged in steel (Bacchus, Müller-Thurgau) and old oak (Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau).

Fact sheet

Varieties: Bacchus (25%), Müller-Thurgau (14%), Silvaner (61%)
Locations: Kitzingen, Iphofen, Theilheim
Soil: Shell limestone, Keuper

Harvest: September 2017
Yield: 70 hl/ha
Blended & bottled: July 2018
Bottles produced: 6,500

Alcohol: 11.5 %
Acidity:  4.9 g/l
Residual sugar: 0.5 g/l
Total SO2: 15 mg/l
Bottle size: 0.75 l