2019 Black Betty

Some background

Black Betty is back! After we ripped out the original Domina vineyard for this cuvée we found a worthy replacement at the Eherieder Berg, connected to other vineyards we farm already.

The wine is named after the first lamb that was born in our Domina vineyard: Betty. Who was – as most of the Ouessant sheep – black. Logical, isn’t it?

How we made it

Domina is a very color intense variety so we simply crushed the grapes with our feet and pressed them an hour later. The juice went to an old oak barrel where it finished fermentation and aged until bottling taking place in July 2020. A remarkable vintage featured in the New York Times.

Fact sheet

Varieties: 85% Domina, 13% Pinot Meunier, 2% Pinot Noir
Location: Kitzinger Eherieder Berg
Soil: Shell limestone

Harvest: 07.09.2019
Foot-crushed Domina grapes, skin-contact for 1h, fermentation and aging in a big old oak barrel
Bottled: July 2020

Alcohol: 11.5 %
Acid:  5.9 g/l
Residual sugar: 0 g/l
Total SO2: 6 mg/l
Bottle size: 0.75 l