2017 2Naturkinder Fledermaus White, 750ml

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An adventurously funky and cloudy skin-contact white wine from Bavaria. A blend of 20% Silvaner and 80% Muller-Thurgau that is left to macerate with the skins for 10 days. The wine is then aged for 5 months without temperature controls before being bottled unfiltered and without ever having sulfites added. Noticeable flavors of wild yeasts and brett mingle with the fresh fruitiness and lightly tannic from the skin contact, a good entry point of natural orange wines.

From the mouth of the importer (Jenny & Francois):

"Micheal Voelker and Melanie Drese spent many years working in other fields, traveling the world and living in Heidelberg, Regensburg, London, and New York. In 2013 they returned to begin taking over Michael’s father’s winery in Kitzingen in Bavarian Germany. Michael’s father is a long time winemaker, who in fact sits on the quality control board for the appellation, but has been very supportive of Michael’s desire to make wine without additives. They began to make natural wines under the 2naturkinder label as a side project for the winery, and since then have decided to fully expand the project to take over more of the winery’s production. Michael has a particular interest in bats in the vineyard, and a few of the labels are inspired by them. He obtains bat guano from a local nature conservancy, which he uses when fertilizer is required. He is also sponsoring a research project to fund the role of bats in the vineyard."

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