The Wine: Mehr Frauen? Ja Bitte! 2019
Vin de Lagamba Mehr Frauen? Ja Bitte! is a red natural wine made from a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and Riesling grapes grown in the Rheinhessen, Germany. Slightly fizzy light red wine with notes of small berries and sour cheery. Serve chilled!
The Producer: Vin de Lagamba
I first met Alanna Lagamba as the partner of Martin “Marto” Worner. Canadian by birth, having arrived in Flonheim by way of Berlin, Alanna is now a burgeoning winemaker in her own right. An ebullient personality prone to theatrics, Alanna is the kind of person who stands out in a room, even if the room is full of male German winemakers. In 2019, she made a single, gently sparkling red wine, “Frauen Power”, which is composed of 100% Dornfelder from Martin’s vines. If there’s one thing that keeps me in the natural wine trade, it’s the radical energy of young winemakers like Alanna and Marto. Frauen Power isn’t made from “noble” grapes and doesn’t correspond to any special ancestral tradition of the Rheinhessen. Its vigorous bubbles and brash aromatics are hallmarks of a young winemaker taking big risks to try out insane ideas. And despite all of this - or maybe because of it - it’s hard to drink this wine without smiling. It’s also hard to keep the wine in the bottle for much longer than 10 minutes. (Source: Josh Eubank)
The Region: Rheinhessen