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

“Wild Pony”

Region: Rheinhessen
Grape: Huxelrebe, Kerner, Müller-Thurgau, Gelber Muskateller, Grüner Sylvaner, Ortega
Vineyard Size: 16 hectares
Soil: limestone, sandstone, loess
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, 1 week fermentation in tanks with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in old barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
S02: none

Wine

“Monsheimer” Riesling

Region: Rheinhessen
Grape: Riesling
Vineyard Size: 16 hectares
Soil: limestone, sandstone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation
Aging: 
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

Rosé

Region: Rheinhessen
Grape: Merlot, Pinot Noir, Blauer Portugieser, Dornfelder
Vineyard Size: 16 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation
Aging: in oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

Pétillant Naturel

Region: Rheinhessen
Grape: Bacchus, Huxelrebe, Ortega
Vineyard Size: 16 hectares
Soil: limestone, sandstone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation, no temperature control
Aging: in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

“Erdreich” Weiss

Region: Rheinhessen
Grape:
Scheurebe, Gelber Muskateller, Pinot Blanc, Riesling
Vineyard Size: 16 hectares
Soil:
limestone, sandstone, loess
Average Age of Vines:
Farming:
biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, 4 week fermentation in tanks with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 14 months in oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none