The Flora is a blend of Riesling, Gelber Muskateller and the lesser known Scheurebe grape. These are the first grapes to be harvested, when the cover crops are still in bloom. The name ‘Flora’ refers to both the time of harvest, and the fresh, aromatic style of the wine. The grapes come from densely planted vines growing on gravel and loess topsoil.This is an aromatic wine, with a light footed floral and stone fruit character. Fresh and delicate with a lively acidity.
The grapes are hand harvested and transported to the cellar in small crates to preserve freshness. The Gelber Muskateller and Scheurebe is macerated on the skins for 3 hours, and the Riesling for 18 hours. The grapes are then gently pressed over 8 hours, and spontaneously fermented in steel tanks without temperature control. The wine is aged for 6 months on the lees in steel tanks and only a minimum of amount fining and filtration is applied before bottling.