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Schnaitmann Bergmandel Riesling 2020

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  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2020
  • ABV: 13%
  • Origin: Württemberg /Germany
  • Grapes: Riesling

Description

Rainer Schnaitmann is THE pioneer of the Württemberg region in the southern part of Germany, close to Stuttgart. He started out as a young man with the vision to produce top class quality rather than quantity. After training in the local Rems Valley and studies at the world renowned University of Geisenheim, he interned in New Zealand and South Tyrol. On his return, and shortly after taking over the running of his family winery, Rainer brought attention to the entire, previously pretty much ignored region

The very first vintage was cited in 'Gault Millau' wine guide and the young estate sold out each vintage quickly and began growing, either through purchase or lease and in many cases involving vineyards held by relatives. Nowadays Rainer and his dedicated team farm 26 hectares of finest vineyard land. Every vine is meticulously tended by hand and treated with great care and respect. Organic viticulture, as well as sustainable farming are ingrained into the Schnaitmann philosophy, with the next generation already planning to make wine, at least as as good as their dad's when they are grown up!

Bergmandel is a protected name for the valuable white wines from the estate. The term is derived from the almond trees that adorn the best vineyards and plots.

Long whole-grape pressing, spontaneous fermentation and aging for 12 months in old 600-litre half-barrels and stainless steel. Bottled unfiltered, vegan

Light yellow with golden reflections in the glass. The nose reveals a complex range of aromas. Initially reductive, then wet stone, salted lemon, white tea, raspberry leaves, ripe lemon, green pineapple, grapefruit, red-cheeked apples and pears, crisp peach. The combination of crisp acidity and salty minerality hits you straight away. Spicy structure, nice length, mouth-watering, encourages you to take the next sip

Food match:

Fried seafood, fish, oysters, white meat, breaded schnitzel or potato quiche.