Egon Schmitt Grauer Burgunder ‘vom Loess’

DKK 125,00

Character: Soft, dreamy, introvert

I am usually not a big fan of Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris/Grauburgunder. For me, this wine often lacks some complexity and depth that make it interesting to drink. And then I had this one by Egon Schmitt. It changed my perception of this grape completely. Suddenly, I taste wine with delightful acidity and structure, and an aroma complexity that simply is fun. This is especially a result of the excessive use of oak, adding typical aromas like cream, vanilla, cinnamon, and nuts to a base of apples, pineapple, and lemon. Egon Schmitt Grauer Burgunder is a wine that definitely will excite you, and also offers great potential as a food wine.

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Description

I am usually not a big fan of Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris/Grauburgunder. For me, this wine often lacks some complexity and depth that make it interesting to drink. And then I had this one by Egon Schmitt. It changed my perception of this grape completely. Suddenly, I taste wine with delightful acidity and structure, and an aroma complexity that simply is fun. This is especially a result of the excessive use of oak, adding typical aromas like cream, vanilla, cinnamon, and nuts to a base of apples, pineapple, and lemon. Egon Schmitt Grauer Burgunder is a wine that definitely will excite you, and also offers great potential as a food wine.

Character: Soft, dreamy introvert

 

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 Grauer Burgunder 2020 – The details

Wine: Egon Schmitt Grauer Burgunder

Estate type: Family estate since 1978

Vintage: 2020

Certificates: CO2 neutral, Fair and Green

Grape variety: Riesling, 100%

Origin: Northern Pfalz, Germany

Type: Dry white wine

Serving temperature: 7 – 9 degrees

Drinking window: 2021 – 2023

Alcohol: 12.5%

Acidity: 7.1 g/liter

Residual sugar: 5.5 g/liter

Extract: 20.9 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.

 

Additional information

Country

Germany

Region

Pfalz

Grape variety

Riesling

Wine style

White wine

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