Trio Sauvage, 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, with expansiveness and vibrancy taking over.
Producer Max Sein
Viticulture & Winemaking Organic, some biodynamic practices. Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. The Silvaner is directly pressed, Pinot Gris & Chardonnay fermented together for 10 days on skins. No So2 added, unfined, unfiltered.
Grapes Silvaner, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay
Region Dertingen, Franconia, Germany
Tasting Notes Incredibly rich and complex with blood orange, Angostura bitters, grapefruit, cranberry, herbs, and a tropical edge: guava, papaya, passion fruit. Stunning!