Fledermaus Weiss 2017

Fledermaus Weiss 2017

18.70

Tropical fruits, salty and yeasty. This has become 2Naturkinders’ flagship wine.

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Cuvée: Fledermaus Weiss

Vintage: 2017

Producer: 2Naturkinder

Winemakers: Melanie & Michael Voelker

Region: Germany, Franconia, Kitzingen

Style + Colour: Still, white

Grapes/Blend: 70% Müller-Thurgau, 30% Silvaner

ABV: 11.5%

“In 2014 we took over a Müller-Thurgau-vineyard from a colleague. There is a neat cottage in the middle of it which just looked like a perfect home for bats. Together with local bat hero Christian Söder we developed the idea of a cycle: we get guano from local bat colonies – a wonderful fertilizer. In the vineyard we have several bat boxes installed to offer opportunities for those lovely animals to hang out. In return we give a share of the revenue back to the bats via the Landesbund für Vogelschutz. The bat on the label is the grey long-eared bat which has become very rare in our area. It’s also incredibly cute and we want to help it stay around.”

Our blind tasting verdict:

How does this wine make you feel?

Like I’m walking through a fruit orchard in spring

If this wine was a song, what would it be?

‘Here Comes the Sun’ (Nina Simone)

If this wine was an item of clothing, what would it be?

A linen shawl, and only a linen shawl

Your notes:

Honeysuckle, ripe peach, slight tannins, floral, ripe stone fruit, faint minerality on finish

Ashley Hunka