2017 Kleine Wanderlust

How we made it

Due to a disastrous Regent harvest in our own vineyard due to a drosophilia suzukii attack we decided to buy (biodynamically farmed) Regent grapes from a colleague in 2017. The grapes were picked in September, destemmed but the berries not crushed to get a bit of a carbonic effect. After a week the must was pressed and the juice kept fermenting in a big 2400l barrel which was topped up with Domina from a previous vintage. Racked and bottled in July 2018.

Fact sheet

Varieties: 85% Regent, 13% Domina, 2% Spätburgunder
Location: Theilheimer Altenberg
Soil: Shell limestone

Harvest: 08.09.2017
Regent destemmed but not crushed, on the skins for 1 week
Domina destemmed, crushed & fermented on the skins for 4 weeks, aged in old oak
Bottled: July 2018
Bottles produced: 4,000

Alcohol: 10.5 %
Acid:  5.4 g/l
Residual sugar: 0.5 g/l
Total SO2: 11 mg/l
Bottle size: 0.75 l