About The Wine
The second Pinot Noir in the range, Vulkan (which means volcano, in German) is grown on shallow black volcanic topsoils and volcanic bedrock, and is composed of a mix of fifteen different Pinot Noir clones. It was vinified with one-third whole clusters, gently extracted and vigorously fermented for ten days with an uninfluenced and unexpected natural intensity that happened so fast it surprised them. It was pressed on the fourteenth day after its harvest and raised in old French oak barrels for a year followed by six months in stainless steel before bottling.
Like all wines grown in volcanic soils, this wine is marked by this distinct mother rock. Despite being more open, fruity and immediately approachable, this wine has a lot of textural, mineral and volcanic infused x-factors. It’s very elegant and perhaps a little more angular than the other Pinot Noirs in the range.
All SO2 additions are made after malolactic (or later) and finally before bottling. None of the wines are excessive in SO2, all of which range between 30-50 parts per million in total. In all their wines they prefer to vinify without sulfur and make the additions once the wines have more clearly found their natural direction.