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Weingut Roterfaden. Lemberger, 2018

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Blackberry, Cassis, Menthol

Farming

Organic

Producer

Roterfarden

Grape

Lemberger (Blaufrankisch)

Wine Type

Red Wine

Country

Germany

Region

Wurttemberg

Vintage

2018

Alcohol

11%

Size

750ml

 

The wines then remain in used barrels on the lees until they are bottled. They are not filtered and only minimal sulphur is added. Lemberger is the German name for the Austrian grape Blaufrankisch. It has a bit of a Cab Franc vibe here being crunchy, and bursting with blackcurrant. This is German natural wine as we love it!

Notes on the producer

When people in Württemberg think about wine, it is mostly shaped by the large (and often outdated) cooperatives that most growers bring their fruit to year after year. Organic, or even biodynamic principles, simply aren't a thing, and the average age of the grape grower generation is approaching retirement. In 2014, Greek-born Olympia Samara and Hannes Hoffmann began setting up shop and recultivating a mere 0.6 hectares that Hannes took over from his family. Lemberger (also known as Blaufränkisch and Kekfrankos in other parts of Europe) is the grape here.

Olympia and Hannes firmly believe in a minimal interventionist approach; everything is done by hand both in the vineyards and in the cellar, and since 2019 they are also certified Demeter.

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