Hanewald-Schwerdt, Chardonnay Trocken. 2015 [E2]
Citrus & stone fruits with nuances of melons and herbs. Silky, lively with nice acidity. Grown on clay in different vineyards around Bad Dürkheim, after picking we do some skin contact before pressing, temperature controlled fermentation take place in new french oak barrels and stainless steel, small parts of new oak,resting on lees until bottling, no malolactic fermentation.
The family owned and operated estate Hanewald-Schwerdt was founded in 1955 in Leistadt. Today Thomas Hanewald & Stephan Schwerdt took over the family buisness which was established by their grandfather. The two cousins focus on Riesling and Pinot Noir. Pinot Blanc is the second most important white variety. The secret of their handcrafted wines is a unique limestone reef which dominates all the sites arround Leistadt. A hidden treasure away off the beaten track. The vines are old and surrounded by a protected natural resort in the shade of the Haardt mountains.