Gräfin, which translates to ‘countess’, is also called ‘Orange Wine’ due to the maceration over several weeks with the grape skins and a certain amount of grape stems. The grapes come from the steep slopes of the Graf vineyards, with a scant lime marl soil. They are hand-picked, and after a spontaneous fermentation for 2 to 4 weeks in large wooden vats and casks, the wine in aged for 2 years in casks. Minimal or no use of sulphur, no filtering, no fining. This wine has intense tannins, but remains soft and full-bodied.