Vade Retro (which translates more or less as Back in time or going back) is a project Thorsten started a few years ago to better understand the potential of single-vineyard Riesling without adding any sulphur throughout the fermentation and ageing process as well as at bottling. Healthy grapes that are picked towards the end of the harvest are whole bunch pressed and transferred into small 228L barrels. Due to Thorsten̥s humid cellar he does not need to top up the barrels. After around 11 months the wine is bottled by hand (and gravity) without any filtration or SO2.

Country
Germany / Mosel
Colour
White
Grape
Riesling
Bottle Size
75cl
Year
2016
Vade Retro
Vade Retro

Vade Retro, 2016
Thorsten Melsheimer

£ 34.00
75cl
White

Vade Retro (which translates more or less as Back in time or going back) is a project Thorsten started a few years ago to better understand the potential of single-vineyard Riesling without adding any sulphur throughout the fermentation and ageing process as well as at bottling. Healthy grapes that are picked towards the end of the harvest are whole bunch pressed and transferred into small 228L barrels. Due to Thorsten̥s humid cellar he does not need to top up the barrels. After around 11 months the wine is bottled by hand (and gravity) without any filtration or SO2.

Country
Germany / Mosel
Colour
White
Grape
Riesling
Bottle Size
75cl
Year
2016