Get to know: Hanewald-Schwerdt, Spatburgunder Trocken
This is a delicious expression of Pinot Noir. Bright strawberry and cherry notes lead the way with some delicious savoury character and good minerality. With intense flavours and a light-medium body this is designed to be drunk easily and could be served with pigeon or duck, but also pairs well with mushroom based dishes.
"This is Pinot Noir by its German name and is still a bit of an undiscovered gem. Run by two cousins, Hanewald-Schwerdt specialise in this grape and really get the most out of it. Light, juicy and moreish."
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.