Fledermaus Weiss

Fledermaus Weiss

Fledermaus Weiss

Regular price $25.00
Franken, Germany
Grapes: 55% Müller-Thurgau, 33% Silvaner, 12% Riesling
Pure and juicy! Floral with hints of stones.
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The grapes are hand-harvested, foot trodded, and pressed straight away. The majority of the Müller-Thurgau and Riesling fermented and aged in big oak barrels, while the Silvaner and the rest of the Müller-Thurgau aged in stainless steel. Racked and blended before bottling the following August. No fining, no filter, zero sulfur added.


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 Franconia, 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 all 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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