2021 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. Despite the severe damage caused by powdery mildew in 2021 we were able to pick enough of our aromatic Bacchus grapes – a variety we are depending on just one vineyard – plus enough of the other two varieties to complete the intended mix. Everything was destemmed, lightly crushed and stayed on skins just until the fermentation temperature had peaked to maintain a slightly fruity flavor profile. The Müller-Thurgau finished fermentation in a tank, Silvaner and Bacchus in big barrels. Shortly before bottling the wines were racked the first time and blended.

Fact sheet

Varieties: Bacchus (44%), Müller-Thurgau (35%), Silvaner (20%)
Locations: Kitzingen, Repperndorf
Soil: Shell limestone

Harvest: September 2021
Location: Kitzingen, Repperndorf, Theilheim
Blended & bottled: August 2022

Alcohol: 11 %
Acidity: 5.4 g/l
Residual sugar: 0.4 g/l
Total SO2 (nothing added): 4 mg/l
Bottle size: 0.75 l