Madame Flöck Full Monty Box
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.
MAD DOG WARWICK 2019
Their Mad Dog Warwick Riesling comes from three plots: two in Lehmen’s Aussoniusstein and one in Winningen’s Weinhex. The grapes were destemmed, crushed and left with their skins for a few hours, after which they underwent spontaneous alcoholic and malolactic fermentations. The wines were then aged on their lees for 10 months in used oak and stainless steel, before being blended and bottled unfiltered and unfined, with a minimal amount of sulphites added. It has a deep a deep and layered nose, dominated by spicy, waxy florality. Medium-bodied, and leesy, with electric acidity and bright minerality. Brimming with energy and breadth, yet graceful, drinkable and juicy. A truly unique expression of Terrassenmosel Riesling.