2Naturkinder Grosse Wanderlust
Regular price $48.00
Winemaker: Micheal Voelker and Melanie Drese
Appellation: Franken, Germany
Grape Varieties: Regent
Michael on this wine: “This is only the third time we gave this wine a shot. With our own Regent vineyard struggling, we also picked some biodynamically farmed grapes from a friend.”
Grape: Regent (a dark-colored German hybrid)
Vineyard: Theilheim, shell limestone. Biodynamic farming.
Making of: the grapes were hand-harvested in September 2018. Whole bunches were covered with destemmed & crushed berries. The must fermented to juice within two weeks and was left to macerate for another week before it was pressed and gently moved to old barriques. Racked only at bottling which took place in March 2020. Unsulfured, unfiltered, unfined.
Personality: a unique cuvée with warmth, fruit and body but still low in alcohol (11.5% ABV). Intense dark cherries and ripe raspberries with some spicy hints.
'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