2Naturkinder Wilde Heimat
The Wilde Heimat from 2Naturkinder is a fantastic orange wine. The Silvaner grapes grow on Keuper soil, on a very steep hill therefore difficult to farm. The style of the wine could remind you of a vintage Champagne without the bubbles, it’s super elegant, mineral and it’s slightly oxidative. Gorgeous in the nose with complex flavours: almonds, hazelnuts and toasted bread. On the palate delicious dried fruits.
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.
Manual harvest. About 2/3 of the grapes were fermented on the skins for a week, the rest was pressed after two nights of skin contact. Aging in 60-year-old oak for 22 months; the wines came together in summer 2019 and remained in a tank until bottling in March 2020. Unsulfured, unfiltered, unfined. wild yet also refined and compelling orange! Elegant tones of toasted nuts and brioche, some lush dried fruit undertones, hint of rocks and smoke and oxy note – this is such a complex wine, entertaining for the whole evening (at least).