Hanewald-Schwerdt, Riesling "Auf Der Pochel" Trocken 2021
Dry Estate Riesling with citrus & stone fruit aromas with nuances of melons and herbs. Silky, lively with nice acidity. Really great quality stuff. Look beyond the unnassuming label you're in for a treat.
The Hanewald-Schwerdt estate is located at the end of the Pochelste Road. "Pochel" is a cairn people built when moving stones outside of the vineyards. Because of the fact that around Leistadt the land was never redeveloped these cairns became very typical for their landscape and gave the name to their excellent entry-level riesling.
Grown in different vineyards around Bad Darkheim & Leistadt. Typical soils are sandstone and limestone. Picking in the morning, 4-5 hours skin contact before pressing, sedimentation overnight, racking, temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks, resting on the yeast till bottling in April.
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.
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