Staffelter Hof Little Bastard 2019

Winemaker: Jan Matthias Klein

Region: Kröv, Mosel, Germany

Grapes: 55% Riesling, 30%

Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Muller

Thurgau, 5% Muscat

Alcohol: 11.5%

Sweetness: dry, 0.6g residual

sugar

Sulphur: no added sulphites

Suitable for vegans: Yes

Altitude: 100-200m

Total Area Farmed: 9ha

Soils: Grey slate

Age of vines: 8-45 yrs


Viticulture: Organic (certified)

Vineyards: The Riesling grapes

for this wine come from

the Kröv Letterlay vineyard,

boasting a mix of younger

plants as well as 45-yr old

vines. This vineyard has very

shallow soils of grey slate, and

the plants tend to suffer in hot

vintages although this stress

can produce some of the best

grapes in the region when

handled with Jan’s light touch

in the vineyard. The Sauvignon

Blanc comes from the nearby

Kinheimer Hubertuslay

vineyard, also on slate soils.


Vinification: The grape

varieties are fermented in steel

separately with indigenous

yeasts and light skin contact

(few hours, though Muscat

is a few days). Following

fermentation, they get racked

and blended into a 1900L

old oak foudre where the

wine undergoes full natural

malolactic fermentation over

the course of 2.5 months.

Bottled by right after malo

and straight out of the barrel

to keep a touch of CO2 and

floating fine lees for protection

against oxygen. Unfined,

unfiltered, no added sulphites

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