2019 Silvaner Pet-Nat

How we made it

The vineyard has been farmed organically for 5 years now. The shell-limestone soil has a fat, fertile clay layer letting the vines grow extraordinarily strong. So strong that the vines are very tricky to manage. Besides the Bacchus and the Heimat Silvaner vineyard this is the most work-intense one.

We harvested twice for this Pet-Nat. The first batch was fermented after a night of skin contact. The second batch picked one week later fermented on the skins for about a week before the batches were blended with about 15% Bacchus from 2018. Bottled in October and warmly disgorged by hand in March 2020.

Fact sheet

Variety: Silvaner
Soil: shell limestone

Harvest: September 2019
Partly fermented on the skins
Bottled: October 2019
Disgorged: March 2020

Alcohol: 11 %
Acid:  5.7 g/l
Total SO2 (nothing added): 4 mg/l
Residual sugar: 0.1 g/l
Pressure: 2.3 bar
Bottle size: 0.75 l