2019 Drei Freunde

How we made it

The top three planted varieties in Franken are Bacchus, Müller-Thurgau and Silvaner. Kind of logical playing with a blend. The previous vintages have been reflecting the growing conditions of each season and so does this one. 2019 was a terrible year for Bacchus with sunburn and heat damage destroying the majority of the yield. The star role of the 2019 blend has been taken by Silvaner.
The three wines going into the blend were fermented and aged separately but similarly: semi-carbonic maceration for a week (whole bunches included only for the Bacchus), pressed and fermented & aged in steel (Bacchus, Müller-Thurgau) and big old oak barrels (Silvaner).

Fact sheet

Varieties: Bacchus (28%), Müller-Thurgau (14%), Silvaner (58%)
Locations: Kitzingen, Theilheim
Soil: Shell limestone

Harvest: September 2019
Blended & bottled: July 2020

Alcohol: 11 %
Acidity: 5.7 g/l
Residual sugar: 0 g/l
Total SO2 (nothing added): 5 mg/l
Bottle size: 0.75 l