Jan Matthias Klein – Little Bastard Orange (2019)
Perfumey and pretty with the Muscat making itself noticed. Light on its feet, fruity, delicious, and compellingly gulpable.
A crazy quilt blend of 60% Riesling, 25% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Muller-Thurgau and 3% skin-fermented Muscat. The Riesling grapes come from the Krov Letterlay, a sunny, dry, grey slate site.
The Sauvignon comes from the nearby Kinheimer Hubertuslay, also slate. Each grape variety is fermented separately in steel, with indigenous yeasts and light skin contact, then switched to 1900 old oak fuder. All grapes see a mix of 1/2 oak and 1/2 steel.
Bottled by hand right after malo, unfiltered, unfined, with a bit of lees and residual CO2. Zero added sulfur. Certified organic and vegan.