2018 Kleine Wanderlust

How we made it

Despite the dry 2018 summer our Regent vineyard in Sulzfeld was doing pretty well. We picked perfect bunches as early as August, destemmed but kept many berries intact 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. Each Wanderlust vintage comes with a surprise. This time it was the addition of 15% skin fermented Grauburgunder / Pinot Gris) from 2017 – a fabulous blending partner. Racked and bottled in July 2018.

Fact sheet

Varieties: 85% Regent, 15% Grauburgunder
Location: Sulzfeld
Soil: Shell limestone

Harvest: 25.08.2018
Regent destemmed but not crushed, on the skins for 1 week, aged in old oak; Grauburgunder destemmed, crushed, fermented on the skins for a week
Bottled: July 2019

Alcohol: 10.5 %
Acid:  6 g/l
Residual sugar: 0 g/l
Total SO2 (nothing added): 7 mg/l
Bottle size: 0.75 l