Egon Schmitt Chardonnay vom Quarz

DKK 125,00

Character: Dynamic, youthful, optimistic

I had this Chardonnay wine with a leek-cream soup and was immediately amazed by this great. It is multi-faceted and impresses with its crystal-clear acidity, and minerality, while at the same time providing body and creaminess, as 10% was matured in oak barrels. In the nose, we have lots of green apples, peach, lemon, cream, wet stones, and a hint of rubber. On the palate, we first and foremost note the acidity and a little Spritz that gives the wine an incredible refreshing character. the peach becomes clearer and is supported by cream, green apple, saline, and a bit of pepper. The wine has high acidity, a light body, medium alcohol, and it is dry.

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Description

I had this Chardonnay wine with a leek-cream soup and was immediately amazed by this great. It is multi-faceted and impresses with its crystal-clear acidity, and minerality, while at the same time providing body and creaminess, as 10% was matured in oak barrels. In the nose, we have lots of green apples, peach, lemon, cream, wet stones, and a hint of rubber. On the palate, we first and foremost note the acidity and a little Spritz that gives the wine an incredible refreshing character. the peach becomes clearer and is supported by cream, green apple, saline, and a bit of pepper. Egon Schmitt Chardonnay ‘vom Quarz’ has high acidity, a light body, medium alcohol, and it is dry.

Character: Dynamic, youthful, optimistic

 

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 Chardonnay vom Quarz 2020 – The details

Wine: Egon Schmitt Chardonnay vom Quarz

Estate type: Family estate since 1978

Vintage: 2020

Certificates: CO2 neutral, Fair and Green

Grape variety: Chardonnay, 100%

Origin: Northern Pfalz, Germany

Type: Dry white wine

Serving temperature: 8 – 10 degrees

Drinking window: 2021 – 2023

Alcohol: 12.5%

Acidity: 6.4 g/liter

Residual sugar: 4.5 g/liter

Extract: 23.4 g/liter

Vinification: Hand-harvest with a short wait time before fermentation in order to intensify fruit aromas. Fermentation started spontaneously and was done in stainless steel tanks (90%) and barrique (10%)

Winemaker’s website

Additional information

Country

Germany

Region

Pfalz

Wine style

White wine

Grape variety

Chardonnay

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