2020 Piri Naturel Nava, Nahe, Germany

2020 Piri Naturel Nava, Nahe, Germany


Nava is the old word for Nahe.

Grapes: Siegerrebe (literally “Victory grape”, a rare German cross related to Gewurztraminer which almost disappeared in the Nahe region; interestingly, you can find some plantings in Canada or Belgium)

Making of: hand-picked, foot-stomped, and whole-bunch fermented without any punch downs for 3 weeks, for gentle extraction. The grapes were then pressed and the wine aged in tanks until August. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, no SO2 added.

Personality: lovely orangy-rosé-ish color, bonedry and only 8,0 % ABV! “Honestly at the beginning, it tasted like literally biting into a whole cluster of grapes: some sweetness, some acidity, loud Sieger (Gewürz)-Aroma but also the green stems. But what happened throughout the aging now is crazy: the aroma is absolutely insane! So aromatic! It has some grip and length from the gentle skin contact. The very pure taste of the aromatic grapes,” Christine describes.