Little Red Riding Wolf 2020, 750ml, 12% ABV


Winemaker: Jan Matthias Klein
Region: Kröv, Mosel, Germany
Grapes: 100% Spatburgunder
(Pinot Noir)
Alcohol: 12%
Sulphur: no added sulphites
Suitable for vegans: Yes
Altitude: 150m average
Total Area Farmed: 9ha
Soils: Limestone + Clay in one
parcel, Grey Slate in another
Age of vines: 30 yrs average
Viticulture: Organic (certified)

Vineyards: One half of the grapes came from the Paradies vineyard which is behind the winery. A flatter vineyard on limestone + a bit of clay in the upper layer. This produces a fuller, rounder expression of Pinot Noir. The second half came from the Letterlay vineyard which is on a slope and on grey slate. The grapes here are quite different, producing Pinot Noir with more tension, less ripeness, more elegance perhaps.

Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and then fermented in open steel vats. Fermentation lasted around 18 days but the grapes stayed on the skins for 4 weeks. After pressing the wine is then transferred to a 1000L Fuder (40-yr old oak barrel) where it ages for 12 months prior to bottling. This vintage was also blended with 10% of barrel-aged Pinot Noir from the 2018 vintage, so technically it’s a non-vintage blend but very much 2020 dominant. Unfined,
unfiltered, zero added sulph