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Grape: Scheurebe 10%, Huxelrebe 20%, Pinot Gris 30%, Pinot Blanc 20% & Ortega 20%
Viticulture: Biodynamic Farming and Natural Wine
Wine making: Hand harvested grapes. The Huxelrebe and the Scheurebe are destemmed and spend two weeks on skins. The other grapes are whole-bunch pressed to retain freshness. Natural fermentation in fibreglass. Aged on lees in tanks for nine months. Unfined, unfiltered with very little SO2 added.
Floral and exotic fruit notes, balanced, velvety texture with a persistent finish.
The Schmitt winery has been in the family for over 230 years with Bianka and Daniel working their 16 hectares for the last decade. They work in full biodynamics which they learned from Alsace vigneron Patrick Meyer and are one of only 80 producers in Germany to be Demeter certified. The Rheinhessen is one of the driest of all German regions and Wonnegau belongs to the sunniest and driest part of it. The most important vineyards of called Frauenberg and Goldberg, where very large limestone pieces form a bedrock under 30-40 cm of loess and clay. 16 hectares are spread over numerous parcels in three different villages: Florsheim-Dalsheim; Monsheim and Kriegsheim. The maximum elevation of the vineyard in 230 m above sea level.