Jan Matthias Klein - Papa Panda's Rising 2018
Producer: Jan Matthias Klein
Wine name: Papa Panda's Rising
ABV: 12
Residual Sugar: 0.2

This is a new collaboration from Jan Matthias – The Mosel’s reigning natural wine king! Both he and Polish winemaker colleague (and neighbour – also in Mosel) Andrzej Greszta each fermented a foudre of Riesling, with no additions and allowing malolactic to take place. The end results were blended together and this is the wine.

It’s pretty wild on the nose, with aromas of fresh tarragon and a bit gluey on opening. But the palate is really tight and juicy, with linear citrus fruit and some nice lees textures.

I wasn’t quite sure what to make of this at first, but after 24 hours open in the fridge, it had tightened up no end, and some of the glue on the nose was gone. So another year in the bottle will probably work well.

No added sulphites.