Grape Variety: Rielssling, Müller Thurgau, Silvaner
Producer: 2Naturkinder (Melanie Drese and Michael Völker)
Region: Kitzingen, Franken, Germany
Wild Scale: 3/5
Vegan Friendly Wine
Winemaking: Organic Muller Thurgau, Riesling and Silvaner grapes were harvested by hand and underwent direct press (no skin contact) before fermentation with indigenous yeast in stainless steel. Aged on the lees in a mixture of steel and barrel. No fining, filtration or added sulphur.
This Wine: Natural white wine that sits nicely in the middle of fun and serious. Great balance of minerality and fruit along with the signature aromatic profile of Riesling. Great served with fish or light vegetable dishes. The winemakers put bat boxes in the vineyards to collect the dung which then gets used as a natural fertiliser. Money from the sale of each bottle goes back into funding the protection of these endangered grey long-eared bats.
Notes on the Winemaker: Melanie and Michael fell in love with natural wine whilst living just up the road from the bar (Archway) many years ago and decided they must return to Michael's father's winery in the small town of Kitzingen and convert everything to organic winemaking with no use of additives including sulphur. They are dedicated to produce wines that are alive and a true reflection of nature. We visited in 2018 and they are 2 of the most welcoming, knowledgeable and inspiring people you can meet.