2016 2Naturkinder "Heimat" Silvaner, 750ml

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A prolonged skin-contact white wine, a truly orange wine, made of Franken's most prominent variety, Silvaner. Whereas Riesling has dominate many other parts of Germany, northern Bavaria has a stronghold of Silvaner, and though it is very traditional this version is far from typical. Made without added sulfites, no filtering  and macerating on the skins for 2 and half weeks. Funky, stone fruity, yeasty with marmalade and tea-like tannins. Complex and geeky.

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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