PHYLLIT is a light Pinot Noir from younger Pinot vines. The character of a vintage determines the volume of production. If the vintage does not allow single cru vineyard wines, the PHYLLIT will have these grapes to always guarantee the desired standard.
PHYLLIT is the name of the red slate stone soil that characterises all solveigs-vineyards.
PHYLLIT is an elegant and light Pinot Noir combining typical Burgundian flavours and a slight fumy touch of red slate soil.
Pinot Noir, 100%. Younger vines < 15 years.
10 to 15 years
The yield is limited by nature and the intended character for the wine, approx. 30 to 40 hl/ha.
All vineyards are cultivated by certified organic farming supplemented by very high personal standards regarding the respect to nature and human.
PHYLLIT grows on steep slopes covered by red slate stone soil, located around Assmannshausen in Rheingau.
The average age of the vines is approx. 15 years.
The vinification is minimized by the use of natural biological processes and physical transformations. The only additive used is sulphite.
It is a ’lazy vinification process’ where time is the key to achieve taste, harmony, clearness, stability and a great maturation potential. This takes two years time in barrels and at least another year in the bottle before leaving the cellar for the first time. PHYLLIT is bottled unfiltered.
PHYLLIT naturally ferments to dry with nearly no sugar left. The acidity is naturally degraded by a second fermentation to about 5.0 g/l total acidity measured as tartric acid.
The alcohol level derives from nature and the sugar in the grapes. Usually 13.0%vol. (ca. 96°
Bottle: Burgundy, antique green
Contents of bottles: 750 ml, 1500 ml
Closure: natural cork, tin capsule