Egon Schmitt Riesling Kalkstein

DKK 125,00

Character: Young, pleasing, encouraging

Egon Schmitt Riesling Kalkstein 2020 is as classic as it gets in the Pfalz. Very straightforward in its characters it comes along in a bone dry way with lots of green apple, peach, lemon, and minerals. The acidity is high, yet very well integrated and its light body and alcohol levels in the lower medium-end make it a very enjoyable wine, that keeps every conversation going. A basic wine for every kitchen, a sure crowd-pleaser, and a perfect fit for seafood.

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Description

Egon Schmitt Riesling Kalkstein 2020 is as classic as it gets in the Pfalz. Very straightforward in its characters it comes along in a bone dry way with lots of green apple, peach, lemon, and minerals. The acidity is high, yet very well integrated and its light body and alcohol levels in the lower medium-end make it a very enjoyable wine, that keeps every conversation going. A basic wine for every kitchen, a sure crowd-pleaser, and a perfect fit for seafood.

Character: Young, pleasing, encouraging

 

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 Riesling Kaklstein 2020 – The details

Wine: Egon Schmitt Riesling Kalkstein

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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