VARIETAL: 100% Dornfelder
VINEYARD: Sheltered from the wind on the highest hill of the region, the Kloppberg, 12 miles from the Rhine river; soils are calcareous marly with some clay
CLIMATE: Long, dry, maturation period with large fluctuations between day and night temperatures
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 on the skin; no fining. Zero sulfites added.
AGING: 6 months in barriques
TASTING NOTES: Dark red color. Aromas of ripe forest berries and red cherries. Smooth in the mouth with fresh fruit.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Many, pasta, pizza, burgers, etc.