d.b Schmitt Riesling (750ml)
Bianka and Daniel manage the estate and farm 16 hectares of vines in full biodynamics which they learned from Alsace vigneron Patrick Meyer. Their passion for viticulture and winemaking started in 2012 shortly after they met each other. Bianka is from Hungary, Daniel is German. She was a cellar hand in his parents winery and together they have taken over the family winery which has been in existence for over 200 years. Today they produce excellent natural wines made without added yeast, temperature control, sulfur or filtration.
They are located in the Rheinhessen region, the largest wine growing region in Germany, which was traditionally associated with bulk production. In recent years growers and winemakers like Bianka and Daniel are change makers in this region and bring with them an enthusiasm and vision to produce high quality, minimal intervention terroir driven wines.
Pronounced aromatics of grapefruit, lemon curd, honey and apricot. The medium bodied and dry palate is fresh and zesty, with high acidity, citrus and stone fruit and good concentration and length. The dry riesling is refreshing on is own or perfect paired with shellfish or smoked salmon.
Vines planted on limestone, loess and sandstone. Manual harvest, de-stemmed and macerated on skins for 7 days in old 1200 litre barrels with only indigenous yeasts. Wine goes through malolactic fermentation, then ages on lees for 14 months before bottling. Bottled without fining, filtration and without the addition of sulphur.