Grapes:Pinot blanc, pinot gris Style:Orange ABV: 13% Method: Organic, biodynamic Any added sulphites: Minimal Filtered: No Size: 75cl
An exceedingly vernal amber-tinged blend of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris with a lightly tannic grip from around one week on the skins. There’s a charming bouquet of orange blossoms, apricots and lanolin. The palate is textured with notes of yellow apple peels, dried nectarines, and marzipan.
Enderle & Moll is really just two guys, a tiny cellar, a few hectares of old vines, and a hell of a lot of buzz. Sven Enderle and Florian Moll farm a total of 2.1ha on the western fringe of the Black Forest. All work in the vineyard is done by hand, yields are low, and vineyard work is organic/biodynamic. Walking through the vineyard, it is easy to see where the Enderle & Moll plots begin and end, so clear is the vitality of their vines and soil. Sven and Florian are hands-off in the cellar and it shows in the wines. Parcels are vinified separately, with one-third whole clusters. Grapes are crushed in an old wooden basket press and then go into secondhand Burgundian barrels (mostly from Domaine Dujac). Everything is done naturally, with native ferments, no filtering or fining and nothing is added save a tiny dose of sulfites at bottling.