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.
Hanewald-Schwerdt Reiterpfad Riesling 2018
Flavours of dried herbs, pepper in combination with ripe yellow stone fruits and hints of fennel. Creamy and nutty in the mouth again herbs and fennel, fine acidity with a lot of structure.
Grapes are hand picked in two steps. Only healthy grapes are used. Grapes will get some skin contact before pressing in the evening. A wild but temperature controlled fermentation is used to keep the individuality and character of the site. Long ferments and long contact with the lees.