Get to know: Hanewald-Schwerdt, Grauburgunder Trocken
Fresh flavors of melon and stone fruits, nice body, spicy with good structure and well balanced. Grown on clay in different vineyards, after picking they do some skin contact before pressing, fermentation take place in barrels and stainless steel, resting on lees until bottling, 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.