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Das Orange Liter

Grapes hark from Weilerer Herrenzehntel. Chemicals are avoided in the vineyard and harvest is by hand, and early, in order to retain a youthful nerve. De-stemmed and a natural fermentation in 600L tanks at moderate temperatures. Skin contact for 15 days post primary fermentation. MLF occurred naturally on the skins. Naturally settling in tank and unfiltered. A smidgen of SO2 added just before bottling.

Peter & Michael Ebert are two young brothers at the helm of Weingut Edelberg. A 21.5 ha sustainably farmed estate in the Nahe. Michael Ebert began his career under the tutelage of Klaus Keller. Weingut Keller in Rheinhessen, is considered by many to be the absolute pinnacle of dry Rieslings. Most important to him was Klaus’ unwavering devotion to quality and the understanding that “to make great wine you must start with beautiful grapes.” The Edelberg estate, located in Weiler, a small village in Germany’s Nahe region, was named for one of the region’s most precious and steep vineyard sites, Meddersheimer Edelberg. In their farming practices, they live by the motto “as much as necessary, as little as possible”. This ethos extends into the winery as well, with low intervention in the winemaking process. The brothers seek to express their terroir through the interplay of “the soil, the vine, nature, and of course us!”.

Winemaker: Peter and Michael Ebert
Country: Germany
Region: Nahe
Type: Orange
Variety: Riesling
Farming: Sustainable
Age of Vines: Planted 1975–1995
Production: 1,200 bottles
Soil: Terra Rossa (red clay, gravel, quartzite)