Andreas Tscheppe, Stag Beetle, 2012, 750ml
Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. This wine is complex and powerful. The nose is an aromatic explosion of dried apricots, overripe nectarines, canned lychees, syrupy peaches, and other tropical fruits. Read more
STAFF TASTING NOTES: We drank this wine over the course of 4 days and it held its own spectacularly. Delicious, mouth puckering acidity that has a nice, lengthy finish on the palate.
VARIETIES: 60 % Sauvignon blanc, 40 % Chardonnay
FARMING: Practicing Biodynamic
WINEMAKING: Grapes are hand harvested ferment in 600 liter liter 10-19 year old barrels as whole bunches where they ferment spontaneously, on the skins for 5 weeks. The wine is racked 2 times. The wine rests in the same barrels for 18 months and is bottled unfined and unfiltered and with zero sulfur added.