Madame Flöck Triple Pack
One of last year's smash hits has finally returned: Madame Flöck's Schmetterling. A decidedly wild, skin-macerated, whole-bunch fermented cuvée of Müller-Thurgau, Riesling and Kerner, straight from the vertigo-inducingly steep slopes of the Terrassenmosel. But that's not all, folks: this year they produced two very special cuvées too. We are proud to introduce to you: Mike (the Magical Mystery Müller) and P.M.V. (Positive Mental Vibes).
A wild cuvée of Müller-Thurgau, Riesling and Kerner, from a mix of terraced vineyards and steep slopes in Winningen and Lehmen. Separately and spontaneously whole-bunch fermented with varying, short periods of skin contact (10-14 days for the Müller-Thurgau, 12 hours for the Riesling, 24 hours for the Kerner), then matured in a mix of used oak and stainless steel. After blending it was bottled unfiltered and unfined, with no sulphites added. The bouquet opens up with crisp apples, fresh herbs and a tropical touch, leading into a tight fruit basket - with a subtle touch of yeasty funk, structured by clean acidity and finishing with a gentle phenolic touch.
If Beaujolais and Mosel Spätburgunder had a love child, it would be Madame Flöck's Positive Mental Vibes. An homage to Derek's obsession with the Gamay-growing French region, the fruit comes from a single Terrassenmosel vineyard. Whole-bunches were layered below destemmed, crushed berries to begin spontaneous fermentation. After pressing off, it was left to finish primary and secondary fermentations in stainless steel for 6 months, after which it was bottled unfiltered and unfined, with no sulphites added. It's a giant bowl of ripe forest fruit, coupled with well-balanced acidity and some soft tannins - a vibrant, jubilant wine that shows what the Mosel can do when approached from a different angle.
Dubbed 'The Magical Mystery Müller' by Rob and Derek, Mike consists of fruit from the Winninger Röttgen (a Grosse Lage) and the Lehmener Lay. The majority was spontaneously fermented and macerated on its skins for 10-14 days, while a small part was carbonically macerated. After blending, the wine was aged in a mix of used hogsheads and stainless steel, after which it was bottled unfiltered and unfined, with no sulphites added. Delicate floral notes compliment a vanillin bouquet, the restrained, fruitful palate strengthened by mild phenolics, adding subtle structure to an insanely drinkable wine. An energetic, refreshing bottle perfect for a summer day.