The family owned and operated estate Hanewald-Schwerdt was founded in 1955 in Leistadt. Today Thomas Hanewald & Stephan Schwerdt run the family business which was established by their grandfather. The two cousins focus on Riesling and Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc being the second most important white variety. The secret of these handcrafted wines is a unique lime-stone reef which dominates all the sites around 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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Hanewald-Schwerdt Kalkriff Spatburgunder 2016
Sweetly oaked aroma accentuating the sweetness of black and red berries. Lively and fresh – great fruit presences all nicely tucked in with the oak spice. Gentle but definite tannins. Moreish and long.
Hand-picked, cold soak, then open fermentation, three punch downs by hand a day, some parts wild ferment, no sugar left after fermentation. Aging for two years in small 225l barrels, malolactic fermentation also in barrels. Barrels are French.