2Naturkinder Black Betty
2Naturkinder‘s Black Betty was named after the first lamb born in the vineyard. The wine is made mainly from Domina grapes, pressed by foot, fermented and matured in big used oak barrels. It is fresh and summery with a hint of strawberry and black currant. Stony and a bit herbal too.
พันธุ์องุ่นผสม (Grape Blended)
Micheal Voelker and Melanie Drese spent many years working in other fields, traveling the world and living in Heidelberg, Regensburg, London, and New York. In 2013 they returned to begin taking over Michael’s father’s winery in Kitzingen in Bavarian Germany. Michael’s father is a long time winemaker, who in fact sits on the quality control board for the appellation, but has been very supportive of Michael’s desire to make wine without additives.
They began to make natural wines under the 2naturkinder label as a side project for the winery, and since then have decided to fully expand the project to take over more of the winery’s production. Michael has a particular interest in bats in the vineyard, and a few of the labels are inspired by them. He obtains bat guano from a local nature conservancy, which he uses when fertilizer is required. He is also sponsoring a research project to fund the role of bats in the vineyard.
Shell limestone soil dominates the plot. The grapes come from 2NK’s own biodynamic vineyards in Kitzingen; in difficult years such as 2020, they add some grapes from their friend, biodynamic grower Christian Deppisch in Theilheim. Making of: Foot-crushed Domina grapes, skin-contact for 1h, fermentation and aging in a big old oak barrel blended with directly pressed Regent fermented and aged in stainless steel. Bottled the following August. Unfined, unfiltered, zero sulfur added. super fresh, dry, fruit-driven rosé with a herbal touch, cuddly and irresistible like the sheep on its cover.