The Hermit Ram - Ancestral Method Muller Thurgau 2019 10.0% 750ml BottleThe Hermit Ram
The Hermit Ram
Country: New Zealand
Grape: Muller Thurgau
Bottle Size: 750ml
Müller Thurgau is often described as the 'forgotten grape of New Zealand'. Despite being planted widely in the 1980s, it is now quite rare to see, mostly due to vineyards being grubbed up to plant Sauvignon Blanc. Theo's Ancestral is from some of these vines, with the fruit coming from some of the oldest vineyards in Canterbury (35+ years). The yield is very low, the intensity is off the charts.
The grapes are fermented in whole cluster in open top fermentation tanks, and were pressed after 2 weeks of carbonic maceration. As this is made as a Pétillant Naturel, some juice is kept back and frozen so it can be added back to the wine just prior to bottling to allow the second fermentation to take place in the bottle.
No added sulphur, nothing taken away, slightly sparkling with incredible texture.