Martin Wörner is based in Rheinhessen and farms organically on sandstone soils. Having staged with Tom Lubbe (of Matassa) and Steph and Eddie at Gut Oggau is s good sign your wines will not likely end up in the gross category. 2017 was Marto Wines’ first vintage. Fully invested in natural processes, grapes are hand-harvested. In the winery indigenous yeast and an ambient ferment are the order of the day, the wines undergo no fining or filtration, and no sulphur is added. Watch this young winemaker, he’s going to be big.
An incredibly raw version of Riesling with delicious salty, juniper, and yellow plum skin notes. Grown on sandstone soil, the grapes are hand-harvested, fermented with native yeasts in large, old foudres. No fining or filtration. Electric energy pulsates from beginning to end.
2017 RIESLING 6x750ml | SKU #69570 | $35.12 | Sorry, Sold Out
~2018 Al DENTE ~
This crunchy co-ferment is a blend of Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Pinot Blanc grapes that are hand-harvested early from vines grown on sandstone soils. The spontaneously fermenting juice macerates for two weeks before full fermentation and aging in huge old oak barrels for 10 months atop the lees. There is no racking. Unfined, unfiltered with no additional SO2. 10.5%
2018 AL DENTE 6x750ml | SKU #113826 | $35.12 | Sorry, Sold Out
~2018 CRAZY CRAZY~
JAF and only 7.5% alcohol! An unlikely blend of Huxelrebe, Müller Thurgau, Würzer This one changes glass to glass, which makes it quite unusual. Your first sip will taste very different from your last!
2017 CRAZY CRAZY 750ml | SKU #113820 | $23.98 | Available
~2019 FRAUENPOWER ~
FRAUENPOWER! This one comes from a hot new female producer Alanna La Gamba, who makes this debut wine using grapes from Martin Vineyards. Think German Lambrusco! It’s a fun fruity, light red with a rounded mouthfeel, yet minimal tannins. Dornfelder and Sylvanner.
Expect blackcurrant, grape, cola, fizzy sweets, and lime.
ACHTUNG! This wine has so much FrauenPower it’s excited to get out! Serve VERY cold and open very very slowly. IT WILL froth over!