2016 ‘Bat-Nat’

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2016 ‘Bat-Nat’

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Second vintage of this Schwarzriesling / Pinot Meunier Pet-Nat from the bat vineyard. Zero sulfur added.

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Cuvée: Bat-Nat

Style: Sparkling

Colour: Red

Grape Varieties: Schwarzriesling aka Pinot Meunier

ABV: 12%

Vintage: 2016

Winemaking: In 2014, Michael and Melanie took over a Müller-Thurgau-vineyard from a colleague; the vineyard has a hut in the middle of it which they and local conservationist, Christian Söder, thought looked like a perfect home for bats. Several bat-boxes were installed, the guano is sold as fertiliser, and a share of the revenue goes back to protection of bat habitats. The label shows the rare grey long-eared bat.

Harvested in September 2016. 50% of the berries crushed (after destemming), skin contact time of 48h before pressing. Bottled in the end of November with 17g/l of residual sugar and disgorged warmly in July 2017.

Acidity: 5.2 g/l 

Residual sugar: 0 g/l

Sulfur: None added 4mg/l total

Soil: Shell limestone, Keuper

Yield: 40hl/ha