Egon Schmitt Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay Brut

DKK 180,00

Character: Uncertain, reckless, playful

This dry sparkling wine presents to me a perfect balance between Cava and Champagne. On the one hand, it provides lots of fruitiness with peach, nectarine, and honey notes. On the other hand, it a dry wine with high acidity, lemon, and extensive lees contact, giving it a clear idea of a Champagne wine. As such, the aromas also include toast, yeast, lemon, and green apple. The bubbles are fine, and the overall structure is delightful. An experimental German sparkling wine that will please many drinkers. Serve it to seafood, or simply like you would serve a Champagne.

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Description

This dry sparkling wine presents to me a perfect balance between Cava and Champagne. On the one hand, it provides lots of fruitiness with peach, nectarine, and honey notes. On the other hand, it a dry wine with high acidity, lemon, and extensive lees contact, giving it a clear idea of a Champagne wine. As such, the aromas also include toast, yeast, lemon, and green apple. The bubbles are fine, and the overall structure is delightful. An experimental German sparkling wine that will please many drinkers. Serve Egon Schmitt Blanc de Blancs it to seafood, or simply like you would serve a Champagne.

Character: Uncertain, reckless, playful

 

The story behind

I discovered the Egon Schmitt wine estate when traveling the Pfalz in summer 2020. During dining in a local restaurant in Bad Durkheim (the Kaesbuero, highly recommended!), I had the pleasure of tasting Mr. Schmitt’s Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. I immediately loved the wines’ clear profile, precise expression of their terroir, and their abilities as food pairing wines.

the next day, I went to the estate and had a tasting with Mr. Schmitt senior who is 80 years old by now. During a pleasant visit, I had the chance to taste most of his wines and hear lots of anecdotes and stories. When he told me that he turns 80 years the coming Monday, I barely believed him, as he looked rather like 70. His answer? “A life out in fresh air, and every day a glass of wine, or sometimes two.”

So, for me, it was out of the question that I had to import these wines 🙂

 

Egon Schmitt Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay Brut – The details

Wine: Egon Schmitt Blanc de Blancs Brut

Estate type: Family estate since 1978

Vintage: 2015

Certificates: CO2 neutral, Fair and Green

Grape variety: Chardonnay, 100%

Origin: Northern Pfalz, Germany

Type: Dry white wine

Serving temperature: 7 – 9 degrees

Drinking window: 2021 – 2023

Alcohol: 12.0%

Acidity: 6.3 g/liter

Residual sugar: 11.3 g/liter

Extract: 25.0 g/liter

Vinification: Traditional method that is also used for Champagne production. 24 months on the lees.

 

Additional information

Country

Germany

Grape variety

Chardonnay

Region

Pfalz

Wine style

Sparkling wine

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