Helmut & Hedwig Dolde - Da Steppt der Bär Pét-Nat 2018
Producer: Helmut & Hedwig Dolde
Subregion or Appellation: Württemberg (Baden-Württemberg)
Viticulture: Uncertified by any authority, Helmut Dolde is guided by his dedication to caring for the wild, alpine terroir he wants to preserve for future generations. Helmut eschews the organic movement—because it allows the use of copper sulfates—and focuses instead on leaving the soil in a better condition than he found it. A former scientist, he’s constantly experimenting with synthetics that do less harm and are more biodegradable than treatments allowed under certain organic certifications.
Terroir: Mainly Jurassic (white and brown marl over sand and limestone) plus a small amount of volcanic soils
Varieties Grown: Silvaner, Riesling, Spätburgunder, Pinot Noir, Schwarzriesling (Pinot Meunier), Weißburgunder, Sauvignon Blanc, Kerner, Dornfelder
Domaine Size: < 2 ha
Super Glou exclusive Pét-Nat from our beloved Helmut!
Grapes: Silvaner with some Weißburgunder
Vintage: 2018 Harvest
Fermentation/Élevage: fermented in bottle
Disgorged: February 2019
Notes: hand harvested, unfined, unfined, sans soufre (no added sulfur)