Appellation: Deutscher Perlwein
Cuvée: Kiss Kiss Maddies Lips
Colour: Sparkling Pink
Grapes: Frühburgunder (Pinot Madeleine) and Pinot Noir
About: a zesty pink Pet’Nat from this light red Pinot cousin of Pinot Noir. Always made bone dry, with just 1g/l RS, it’s light fruit bomb.


Location, parcels: around Kröv.
Size ha: less than 1.
Age: planted in 1998.
Soils: limestone, some clay.
Exposition: south.
Altitude m: 140.
Training: on wire.
Farming and philosophy: certified Organic.
Average yield hl/ha: 75.
Climate: cool.


Hand pricked. De-stemmed fruit, crushed in press, wild ferment in stainless steel tank after 24 hour cool maceration on skins, bottled by hand with 15g residual sugar usually in November, 6 month in bottle on full lees to finish fermentation, then disgorged.

Vintage Notes 2018
The weather: .
Yield hl/ha: .
Harvested: end august.
Bottles produced: 2,400.
Date bottled: 2018-09-30, disgorged six months later.
Alcohol %: 11.
SO2 Total: 0 added.

Vintage Notes 2020
The weather: dry and hot season until mid september, then cold and a bit rainy, mid to end of September giving some juice to the grapes.
Yield hl/ha: 60
Harvested: end of August
Bottles produced: 2000
Date bottled: 2019-03-29
Alcohol %: 11.5
SO2 Total: 0 added

Vintage Notes 2021
Was a cool and rainy season, lots of problems with downy mildew and black rot, compare yield with other years, had to buy quite a lot of fruit from other organic producers that were less affected. Still not the flood disaster of neighbouring regions.
Pinot Noir didn’t do very well so there’s no Little Red Riding Pinot Noir this year and the Pinot Noir was blended in with about 20% Madeleine to make Kiss Kiss 2021.
Yield hl/ha: 30
Harvested: end September
Bottles produced: 6500
Date bottled: early November
Alcohol %: 11
SO2 Total: 0 added
Tasting: super cloudy appearance somewhere between red and muddy brown, strangely attractive, not much colour because not much sunlight this year. Plum and cherry aromas and some forest floor, a vibrant palate, more lively than nose suggests, great acidity but not aggressive, plenty of salty, spicy, cinnamon, red and black berry fruit.

Vintage Notes 2022
Hot and dry year, with quite a bit of rain in September and October cutting into the harvest and giving much needed juice to the grapes. 75% Pinot Noir.
Yield hl/ha: 65
Harvested: early September
Bottles produced: 8000
Date bottled: early November
Alcohol %: 11
SO2 Total: 0 added
Tasting: 2022-12-12 very fresh, light, high toned red berry and cherry fruit and garden herbs, very lively, frothy, fun fruit character, a return to style of 2020 after the dark tones of 2021.