Every winemaker wants to make a big wine and works hard on it. But, most of the wines that have made a mark on me weren't big. They simply had some energy to share with their drinkers. Drunk at the right time, the right place and with the right people, which I think is way more important. Most of the really good winemakers that inspire me don't showcase their wine as “big” anyways.
And this wine is my answer to that. I'm happy doing “small“ wines as long as it's fun to make them. Based on wines with the highest zing, usually only a little skin contact, usually old vines. Riesling, Chardonnay and a pinch of local varietals, from a couple of different vineyards. Aged in local acacia barrels for freshness yet still some ability to age. We usually bottle it in 750ml so no bigness possible anyways, lol.