Kleine Heimat 2018
Grape Variety: Silvaner (Sylvaner)
Producer: 2Naturkinder (Melanie Drese and Michael Völker)
Region: Kitzingen, Franken, Germany
Wild Scale: 4/5
Vegan Friendly Wine
Winemaking: Organic grapes were hand harvested and spent a week fermenting on the skin with indigenous yeast. The wine was aged on the lees in stainless steel for 7 months and then bottles with no fining, filtration or added sulphur.
This Wine: A white wine made with skin contact that results in a hazy peach coloured affair. The wine takes a while to open up so decant if possible so that the aromas of sour tangerine, pink grapefruit and apricot can express themselves. One to take your time over.
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.