2020 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. 2020 was the year of frost when we lost the huge majority of our grapes. First and second generation bunches went into this blend plus some biodynamically farmed Silvaner grapes that we could pick from our friend Christian Deppisch’s vineyard in Theilheim.
All the batches were fermented and aged separately but similarly: semi-carbonic maceration for a week , pressed and fermented & aged in steel (Bacchus, Müller-Thurgau) and old oak barrels (Silvaner).

Fact sheet

Varieties: Bacchus (35%), Müller-Thurgau (1%), Silvaner (64%)
Locations: Kitzingen, Theilheim
Soil: Shell limestone

Harvest: September / October 2020
Location: Kitzingen, Repperndorf, Theilheim
Blended & bottled: August 2021

Alcohol: 11.5 %
Acidity: 5.3 g/l
Residual sugar: 0.1 g/l
Total SO2 (nothing added): 5 mg/l
Bottle size: 0.75 l