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 Riesling Auf Der Pochel 2019
Citrus & stone fruits with naunces of melons and herbs. Silky, lively with nice acidity.
Grown in different vineyards around Bad Durkheim & Leistadt. Typical soils are sandstone and limestone. Picking in the morning, 4-5 hours skin contact before pressing, sedinmentation overnight, racking, temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks, resting on the yeast till bottling in April.