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2Naturkinder - Fledermaus White (2019)

2Naturkinder - Fledermaus White (2019)

Staff Pick

Variety: Müller-Thurgau (60%), Silvaner (28%), Riesling (12%)

Soil: Shell limestone

Harvest: September 2019

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Malolactic fermentation and aging on the lees in steel (Silvaner, Riesling) and big oak (Müller-Thurgau)

Bottled: July 2020

Alcohol: 11%

Acid: 5.7 g/l

Total SO2 (nothing added): 6 mg/l

Residual sugar: 0 g/l

In 2014 we took over a Müller-Thurgau-vineyard from a colleague. There is a neat cottage in the middle of it which just looked like a perfect home for bats. Together with local bat hero Christian Söder we developed the idea of a cycle: we get guano from local bat colonies – a wonderful fertilizer. In the vineyard we have several bat boxes installed to offer opportunities for those lovely animals to hang out. In return we give a share of the revenue back to the bats via the Landesbund für Vogelschutz.  The bat on the label is the grey long-eared bat which has become very rare in our area. It’s also incredibly cute and we want to help it stay around. The blend grew out of this vineyard though and contains our best direct press Müller-Thurgau and Silvaner with a splash of Riesling.

About the Winemaker

All our grapes come from our organically farmed vineyards. All vineyards are either certified or in the certification process. If a wine is not labelled organic or in conversion it’s likely because a new vineyard didn’t make it in the certification process in time. The grapes from our own vineyards are harvested by hand. All 2Naturkinder wines are bottled without filtration or the addition of SO2 or anything else.