The younger generation of winemakers in Germany is definitely going through a resurgence of new ideas, farming in a more conscious way, and giving forgotten, or let’s say, not ‘fashionable’ varieties a chance to shine. Maximilian Baumann is definitely one of those growers, when we first heard of him and his tireless work in his village Dertingen in Franken we knew we needed to taste his wines and give him a chance here in the UK market. And we are so glad we did! Max comes from a winemaking family, and given his curious personality and a keenness to learn more about organic farming and natural winemaking, he found himself working with some real exciting growers in Austria and New Zealand.
Max works on 3.5 ha all organically farmed. The Rouge 2021 is composed of 50% Meunier and 50% Pinot Noir. Bright, red fruit, cherries and soft plums, with a lush mouthfeel and a lingering finish. Meunier is often overlooked as a variety, and in France and Germany used as a blend in Sekt or Champagnes, but many growers have been giving Meunier the centrestage and making it the main star of wines. This red is a great representation of the variety.
Unfiltered, unfined and no added SO2.
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