2 Naturkinder Vater & Sohn White Wine

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Winemaker: Micheal Voelker and Melanie Drese

Appellation: Franken, Germany

Grape Varieties: Bacchus, Pinot Gris, Muller Thurgau

A blend of both skin macerated and direct pressed white wine from the biodynamic vineyards of 2naturkinder. Half the Bacchus was fermented on the skins, as was all the Pinot Gris in the blend. Bottled without filtered and no additives save a tiny sulfites dose for preserativation. Charming aromatic notes of stone fruit, orange zest, dried papaya and mild tannins akin to yerba mate or white tea. A light skin contact white, not a burly amber wine, and coming in at a lean, dry 9.5% it is great for sipping alone or paired with cheese or lighter dinners as it doesn't overwhelm the palate.

33% Bacchus (direct press), 33% Bacchus (skin-fermented), 18% Müller-Thurgau (direct press), 17% Grauburgunder (skin-fermented). 

In 2016 we launched our little Vater & Sohn portfolio with the intention of coming up with wines that work for the father as well as the son. They’ve done a great job. And it’s time for this blend to move to a new level. Instead of several single variety wines there will be one blend. Relatively clear and with a touch of sulfur added at bottling. It doesn’t have a vintage on the label which allows for more freedom composing the blend. For this vintage the Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) was from 2017, there  is always Müller-Thurgau involved and we had plenty of Bacchus in the cellar in 2018 – a spectacular year for that variety. We learned that the cork helps the small amount of SO2 to integrate better and it turned out to become a super light yet intensely juicy blend.

'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.' - Jenny & Francois