• Jannis


    Jannis is the name of my son and also of Jannis Melsheimer, the son of Thorsten. Jannis makes orange wine from his family’s fruit in the Mosel, so I felt like it was appropriate to name this wine after both of them. The Riesling from the St. Matthias Vineyard, Rosevears (kanamaluka/Tamar Valley) is grown on fertile clay loam with some granite outcrops. It was destemmed to a fermenter where it stayed for 90 days on skins. Luke's handing was pretty oxidative but the result was a pretty wine with a lovely savoury saline edge.