Producer wine
Weingut Schmitt

COUNTRY :
Germany

REGION :
Rheinhessen

PRODUCTION :

Bianka and Daniel Schmitt are two talented young winemakers making biodynamic wine “just from grapes”  in the Rheinhessen region of Germany. The wines are pure and fresh, full of personality and life. Rheinhessen is the largest wine growing region in Germany, and has been largely associated with bulk production. However, in recent years, the region’s reputation has begun to shift as a new generation of younger, more innovative growers are reducing yields and honing in on the largely undervalued terroir of this region. Bianka and Daniel epitomize this new wave of German winemakers, working hard to produce wines of the highest quality with as little intervention as possible.

The Weingut Schmitt winery has been in the family for over 200 years. Bianka and Daniel have been working their 16 hectares biodynamically for over a decade and are one of only 80 producers in Germany to be Demeter certified. They work with amphorae as well as used oak barrels and release a ‘Natur’ line that contains no added sulphur.

CUVÉES
Wine

Riesling “Monsheimer”

Region: Rheinhessen, Germany
Grape: Riesling
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Harvest:  Hand harvested
Winemaking: Spontaneous fermentation 

Aging: 
Fining: No
Filtration: No 
So2: No 

Wine

Rosé

Region: Rheinhessen, Germany
Grape: Merlot, Pinot Noir, Blauer Portugieser and Dornfelder

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Harvest:  Hand harvested
Winemaking: Spontaneous fermentation 

Aging: Aged in 2400 litre oak  barrels 
Fining: No
Filtration: No 
So2: No 

Wine

Pinot Noir Dry “Monsheimer Silberberg”

Region: Rheinhessen, Germany
Grape: Pinot Noir

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Harvest:  Hand harvested
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Aging: 
Fining: No
Filtration: No 
So2: No 

Wine

Pétillant Naturel

Region: Rheinhessen, Germany
Grape: Bacchus, Huxelrebe, Ortega

Vineyard Size:
Soil: Limestone, Sandstone
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Harvest:  Hand harvested
Winemaking: Wood – Old oak

Aging: Spontaneous fermentation 
Fining: No
Filtration: No 
So2: No 

Wine

“Wild Pony”

Grape: Huxelrebe, Kerner, Muller-Thurgau, Gelber Muskateller, Gruner Sylvaner, Ortega
Soil: loess, limestone & sand
Average Age of Vines:
Harvest: By hand
Winemaking: direct press, 1 week indigenous yeast fermentation in tank
Aging: old barrel
Fining: No.
Filtration: No.
Wine

“Erdreich” White

Grape: Scheurebe, Gelber Muskateller, Pinot Blanc, Riesling
Soil: loess, limestone & sand
Average Age of Vines:
Harvest: By hand
Winemaking: direct press, 4 week indigenous yeast fermentation in tank
Aging: 14 months in barrel
Fining: No.
Filtration: No.
So2: 25mg/L

Wine

“Rot”

Grapes: Dornfelder
Soil: loess, limestone & sand
Harvest: By hand
Winemaking: direct press, indigenous yeast fermentation in tank
Aging: steel tank
Fining: No.
Filtration: No.