A Super Glou exclusive party Pet’Nat made from Silvaner and a little Weissburgunder. Silvaner, today is very rare in Württemberg but can express the subtleties of the terroir like no other grape variety. Silvaner from Dolde’s highest vineyards in Neuffen. The high location (up to 1600 feet) not only ensures many fog-free days in autumn, but also cool nights, because large temperature differences between day and night are important for the development of complex aromas and for maintaining freshness in the wine. Together with the strongly calcareous soils, this particular terroir is ideally suited to realizing Helmut Dolde’s vision of mineral white wines that combine a fine, yet powerful body with a multi-layered, finesse-rich coolness of fine fruit. Bottled without sulfur.
Grapes: 90% Silvaner, 10% Weissburgunder
Style: Sparkling Wine
Alcohol Content: 12% Alcohol by Volume
Sub-Region or Appellation: Württemberg
Viticulture: Uncertified by any authority, Helmut Dolde is guided by his dedication to caring for the wild, alpine terroir he wants to preserve for future generations. Helmut eschews the organic movement—because it allows the use of copper sulfates—and focuses instead on leaving the soil in a better condition than he found it. A former scientist, he’s constantly experimenting with synthetics that do less harm and are more biodegradable than treatments allowed under certain organic certifications.
Age of Vines: 15 year old
Soils: Calcareous marl with pebbles of limestone and clay (known in Burgundy as marne blanche) formed by corals and marine life that thrived in the sea toward the end of the Jurassic period.
Elevation: 1000 feet
Vinification: Fermented wholecluster with indigenous yeast in stainless steel.
Disgorged: February 2020
Fining or Filtering: None