Holger & Gabriele Koch - Chardonnay Herrenstück 2017

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PRODUCER INFORMATION

Producer:  Holger & Gabriele Koch

Country:  Germany

Region:  Swabia

Subregion or Appellation:  Baden (Baden-Württemberg)

Viticulture:  Practicing Organic (Certified until 2014)

Terroir:  Mainly loess, with a few vines on exposed volcanic soils

Varieties Grown:  Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Spätburgunder, Grauburgunder, Weißburgunder, Müller-Thurgau, Gewürztraminer

Domaine Size:  8 ha

BOTTLE INFORMATION

Terroir-driven Chardonnay transplanted from Puligny-Montrachet

Grapes:  Chardonnay

Vintage:  2017 Harvest

Fermentation/Élevage:  7 months on the lees in 400L and 600L barrels

ABV: 13%

Notes:  ~10 year old vines, indigenous yeast, hand harvested and destemmed, sulfur as needed; first-ever planting of Chardonnay with vines from Puligny-Montrachet