Stefan Vetter Muller Thurgau 2020

Type: White
Country: Germany
Region: Franken
Grape Variety: 100% Muller Thurgau
Viticulture: Natural Wine | Biodynamic | Organic Farming

Climate: Continental climate with defined seasons and harsh winters
Terroir: Vines grow on new red sandstone soil
Winemaking: Spontaneous fermentation in used small oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. Aged for 6 months

Color: Light greenish yellow
A beautiful florality and sweet, fine lees gently mixed with honeysuckle, cantaloupe and crisp garden-fresh aromatics
Palate: On the palate, the wine has a tart grip, citrus and grapefruit skins, with a peppy acid

About the Winery:
Stefan Vetter is punk rock. He has done nothing that has even the slightest commercial logic to it. His old friend Andreas Adam (of the celebrated Mosel estate A.J. Adam) must shake his head, watching Stefan, like a wild hermit, run himself up into the terraced vineyards of Franconia. Yet from a scant few hectares of old terraced vineyards, Stefan is redefining what Sylvaner can be.

Stefan is at the forefront of the natural wine movement in Germany. As such, he farms both organically and biodynamically, working only old vines in steep, terraced sites. Pressing is done gently and can take four to six hours. The juice may see a short bit of skin contact, but for the most part, it is just moved directly into old barrels. Stefan has bought 300 and 600-litre barrels from Stockinger. During the elevage, the wine is topped off but that’s about it. The wines are bottled without fining or filtering.