How we made it
For the second Vater & Sohn blend of its kind it’s the same three varieties coming together as we have in the Drei Freunde cuvée: Müller-Thurgau, Bacchus and Silvaner. Just with a lot less skin contact. One part of the Müller-Thurgau and the Silvaner was on the skins for about a week bringing some herbal flavors to the game. And with 2019 not being a blockbuster year for Bacchus (sunburn, heat damage) its contribution of exotic flavors is smaller than it was for the previous vintage.
Despite the label mentioning 20mg/l of Sulfur added we felt confident going much lower once the blend had been assembled ending up with 5mg/l added the day before bottling.
Varieties: 22% Bacchus (direct press), 57% Müller-Thurgau (partly skin fermented for about a week, partly direct press)
21% Silvaner (partly skin fermented for about a week, partly direct press)
Soil: Shell limestone
Bottled: August 2020
Acid: 6.1 g/l
Residual sugar: 0.4 g/l
Total SO2 (5mg/l added at bottling): 10 mg/l
Bottle size: 0.75 l