Grapes: Silvaner, Kerner, Riesling
Vineyard: rocky soils of the Burg Layer Rothenberg
Making of: The grapes are picked separately and then partly direct-pressed, partly after 1 night of maceration. Blended for spontaneous fermentation and aged partly in tank, partly in used oak, on full lees. Bottled in summer unfined, unfiltered, no SO2 added.
Personality: fruity, gentle and refreshing – the perfect easy-drinking white with 11% ABV only
Piri Wein has been run by Christine Pieroth’s family since 1781, in the Nahe region of Germany in Burg Layen. Christine decided to split off her line of wine under the Piri Naturel label, to show a distinction between the classic wines her family continues to make and her own line, focused on organic viticulture and natural methods in the cellar. Christine has been inspired by her own work in her vegetable gardens, and is becoming more and more interested in biodyanamic practices. Christine works only with wild yeast, never fines or filters, and adds either zero or very low amounts of sulfur. Her labels show local flora that she collected in or around her vineyard sites, handprinted on fabric, and that had digitized to make the labels.
-Jenny & Francois