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Orange trocken 2016

RHEINHESSEN, GERMANY

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VARIETAL: 100% Biodynamic Chardonnay

STYLE: Dry

VINEYARD: On highest hill of the region, the Kloppberg, 12 miles from the Rhine river; soils are marly limestone and loess

CLIMATE: Long, dry, maturation period with large fluctuations between day and night temperatures; microclimate leads to fresh, elegant and highly aromatic grapes

FARMING PRACTICES: Biodynamic (certified by Demeter); no chemicals used (pesticides, fertilizers, additives, etc); dry farmed; rows grassed over; grapes hand harvested

VINIFICATION: Vinified like a red wine, with 8 weeks on the lees; certified vegan winemaking; spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts; no fining; aged on the lees until bottling; sulfites ≤30ml/L

AGING: 12 months in oak barrels