Roterfaden was founded a few years ago by Greek-born Olympia Samara and German Hannes Hoffmann. The couple biodynamically cultivate 2 hectares of vines in and around the small village of Rosswag, 30km away from Stuttgart. Their parcels grow on steep stone terraces made up of shell limestone soils. Olympia and Hannes firmly believe in a minimal interventionist approach; everything is done by hand both in the vineyards and in the cellar. Their main focus is the Lemberger (Blaufränkisch) grape - a native variety to the Württemberg region, but they also vinify small amounts of old-vine Pinot Noir and Riesling. Olympia and Hannes are committed to making wines that are varietally expressive and reflective of their local terroir. The wines are spontaneously fermented, aged in 300-600 litre old barrels, and bottled unfined and unfiltered, with just a touch of added sulphur.