Madame Flöck

  • Mosel, Germany
"Madame Flöck is the brainchild of Robert Kane (from the USA) and Derek-Paul Labelle (from Canada), both with a passion for wine, who met in the Barossa Valley in 2016. Robert Kane went on to marry Janina Schmitt (from Weingut Materne & Schmitt) and took the plunge with his old friend when they got the chance to buy a derelict vineyard in the Terrassenmosel, which they bought from a Mrs. Flöck, hence the name of their venture. Their operation is tiny: 0.4 ha planted with old vines in the terraced parts of the Lehmener Ausoniusstein and the Winninger Domgarten (more vineyards were added in 2019). They produce two wines named after some of their mentors. The vineyards are dry-farmed, without herbicides, and hand tended. The wines are fermented spontaneously and aged without any sulfur added or other additives on their gross lees with regular steering of the lees, and are bottled un-fined, unfiltered, and with little SO added (the wines have less than 50-60 mg/l of total SO2). They are vinified at the facilities of Weingut Materne & Schmitt." - Mosel Fine Wines, Issue #57
BOWLER E-Zine Issue 4 | January 2022: A Community in the Terrassenmosel
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Madame Flöck Schmetterling
Blend of Müller-Thurgau, Riesling and Kerner. From terraced Mosel vines, aged between 10-50 years. Picked late August - Mid September 2020... Germany