2019 #Wine | Schwedhelm winery from Pfaltz, Moscow
Updated: Jan 8, 2020
That was a good experience to know about Schwedhelm modern and nice small German winery from Pfalz area, and do the tasting of their Rieslings.
Stephan Schwedhelm oenologst and #winemaker was presenting the estate and told a lot of interesting facts about everything, family business history, vineyards treatment, how did he come to enology, where did he study, how does he work with vines, how do they grow the grapes with organic methods usage, how do they manage full winery business with his brother and many many other things.
It’s always great to talk with a passionate person about the things he loves, winemaking is his life and he enjoys it every day.
The wines we tasted
Nose: citrus, pineapple, peach, melon
Palate: mango, melon, lime
Gewürztramíner Spätlese 2017
Nose: rose petal, citrus, green melon, tropical
Palate: fruit cup, pineapple, rose water, apple, apricot, melon
Riesling 2017 Gutsweine
Nose: minerals, lime, green apple, straw
Palate: peach, citrus, stone, apple, white flowers
Riesling Zellertal 2017 Ortsweine
Nose: minerals, lime, peach, green apple, apricot, pear, grass
Palate: honey, lemon, melon, apple, stone, orange
Riesling Kabinett 2017 Karlspfad Erste Lage
Nose: caramel, citrus, peach, orange blossom, banana, tropical
Palate: apricot, lemon, fresh grapes, caramel, mango
Riesling Schwarzer Herrgott 2016 Grosse Lage
Nose: minerals, peach, lemon peel, oil, tropical, apricot, melon
Palate: white peach, citrus, honey, green mango, lime zest, oak
Stephan told they produce also Spätburgunders, my lovely #PinotNoir, but they are not yet supplying it to Moscow. So this‘s the one I’m awaiting impatiently now.