Keep it natural, baby.
The top three planted varieties in Franken are Bacchus, Müller-Thurgau and Silvaner. It was kind of logical to us working on a blend which we released for the first time in 2016. It did really well so with the 16 vintage we decided to make quite a bit more.The three wines going into the blend were made separately but similarly: grapes destemmed but not all berries crushed to get a light carbonic effect. Skin contact for a week, pressed and fermented & aged in steel (Silvaner, Bacchus) and old oak (Müller-Thurgau).
This is 2Naturkinder: Melanie Drese and Michael Völker. Their (urban) family winery was founded in 1843 in the northern part of Bavaria on the river Main. Since 2012 they have turned it upside down: all of their 7ha are farmed organically, the juice becomes wine without additives and gets bottled without fining, filtering and – despite our Vater & Sohn blend – no added sulfites. Over the years they’ve developed from this parametric understanding to a much more holistic one. Soil to them is a living being. Together with the whole ecosystem it is part of them as they are part of it breathing the oxygen that the plants produce, attaching yeast from our fingers to the leaves of the vines, enabling the roots to connect to the mycorrhiza network to access nutrition that ends up in our body with the wine we drink.
Katie and Denny,
We are your friendly, tiny, downtown wineshop and wine bar. We're here to share the most delicious selection of natural wines available in Louisiana with you.
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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