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.
~2020 CRAZY CRAZY~
Huxel, Würzer & Mueller-Thurgau. Native Yeast, No SO2, Organic, Petillant Naturel. This wine needs to be very very very VERY cold before opening! Aromatic and delicious. Make sure you have a glass nearby. 10.5%.
CRAZY CRAZY 750ml | SKU #113820 | $23.98 | available
~2020 FRAUENPOWER ~
FRAUENPOWER! This one comes from a hot new female producer Alanna La Gamba, who makes this debut wine using grapes from Martin’s 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.
FRAUEN POWER 12x750ml | SKU #113817 | $23.98 | Available
~2020 MEHR FRAUEN – JA BITTE ~
With a name that translates to, “More Women? Yes Please!” Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Riesling. Slightly fizzy light red wine with notes of small berries and sour cheery.
MEHR FRAUEN 12 x 750ml | SKU #460668 | $31.94 | Available
The 2020 is a skin-contact blend of Muller-Thurgau and Riesling and some other grapes added from the field. It offers us notes of orange peel, pineapple, and a touch of ginger… alongside some floral hints keeping it aromatic too. Delicious, delicate and excellent value for its awesome tropical vibes. 10%.
WEISS 12 x 750ml | SKU #69557 | $24.00 | Available
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.
RIESLING 6x750ml | SKU #69570 | $35.12 | Available
~2020 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%