Blanc, Max Sein
Based in Dertingen, Franconia, winemaking has been an integral part of Max’s life, with his grandfather and father both involved in it for many years. To further his understanding and philosophy, Max worked with different winemakers in Austria, Germany, New Zealand, with the likes of Judith Beck, Gut Oggau amongst others. These experiences led Max to reflect on the farming practices he wanted to follow and the wines he wanted to produce. Max Sein Wein was born.
Working on 3.5 ha all organically farmed including some 60-year-old vines, with soils rich in 95% limestone and 5% of red sandstone. Silvaner, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Müller-Thurgau and in reds he works with majority of Meunier and some Pinot Noir. The wines are hauntingly riveting. There is tension, precision, and as they open up, an expansiveness and vibrancy takes over.
Producer Max Sein
Viticulture & Winemaking Organic, some biodynamic practices. Müller-Thurgau 50% macerated on skins for 10 days. The rest was directly pressed. Some Gewürztraminer grapes added. Kept on gross lees until bottling. Fermentation in old oak of different sized barrels and some steel tank. Blending of all barrels right before bottling. Unfiltered, unfined and no added SO2.
Grapes Müller-Thurgau, Silvaner, Gewürztraminer
Region Dertingen, Franconia, Germany
Tasting Notes Greatly balanced between fresh tropical notes of pineapple and lychee and more floral notes of orchards, and lemon posset!