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The Schmitt winery has been in the family for over 230 years with Bianka and Daniel working their 16 hectares for the last decade. Bianka comes from Hungary and they met in 2012 when she was cellar hand in his parent’s winery. 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.
This very fine natural wine is aromatically seductive with the Muskateller providing the floral foreground, but it also has flavours of golden orchard fruit, lees-spice and a whiff of sherry.
Producer Weingut Bianka & Daniel Schmitt DB Schmitt
Origin Floersheim-Dalsheim, Wonnegau, Rheinhessen, Germany
Grapes Scheurebe 50% & Gelber Muskateller 50%
Alcohol 12.5% ABV
Style Full body natural white
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvest, destemmed, 4 weeks maceration in epoxy-lined fibreglass tanks of 900- 2000 litres. Ambient fermented in Frankonian oak. Undergoes malolactic conversion. Aged on lees for 14 months before bottling. No filtration, no fining.
Notes Demeter certified, Biodynamic, Natural, Organic