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.
Presented in a one litre bottle! An intensely purple blend of Pinot Noir, Sankt Laurent, Merlot and Portugieser from vines grown variously on limestone, sandstone and clay. Spontaneous fermentation in old oak with indigenous yeasts in 4,500 litre oak barrels and aged in the same. Amazing nose of black olives, blackberries, thyme and pepper with chalky tannins – almost Rhône-like.
Crying out for German sausage, hot dogs (don’t forget the fries!) or homemade burgers