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riesling sekt trocken mÉthode rural 'pet-nat' 2017


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VARIETAL: 100% Biodynamic Riesling


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: Certified vegan winemaking; spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts; no fining; secondary fermentation occurs naturally in the bottle with no sugar added; sulfites 35 mg/L

TASTING NOTES: Fine, lively bubbles with layered flavors of stone fruit, green apple, pear and a hint of brioche, tied together with bright, balanced acidity.