Rosé Pet Nat – Portugieser & Dornfelder – Rheinhessen, Tyskland (biodynamisk)
Soda-like bubbly rosé that drinks like a heavenly light red that you just wanna throw back. Sun or no sun!
Daniel and Bianka Schmitt’s idea behind the Frei.Körper.Kultur series is make an entry-level range of wines with broad, popular appeal. The FKK wines stay 100% true to their believes while delivering straight forward and easy drinking wines that can litteraly be enjoyed at any given occasion.
Vinification: Whole cluster pressing of Portugieser and Dornfelder. After the first fermentation the wine matures in glassfiber tanks for 6 months. The second fermentation happened in a pressure tank, which carried the bubbles for 3 months.
Filtration: no filtration
Sulphur added: 15 mg/L
WEINGUT SCHMITT (Flörsheim-Dalsheim)
The Schmitt winery has been in the family for over 230 years with Bianka and Daniel working their 16 hectares for the past decade. They work in full biodynamics which they learned from legendary Alsace vigneron Patrick Meyer and are one of only 80 producers in Germany to be Demeter certified.
Rheinhessen is the largest wine growing region in Germany and is largely associated with bulk production. Though in recent years the regions’ reputation has started to change as a new generation of young, talented growers are working organically in the vineyard, reducing yields and realizing the full potential of the incredible and highly undervalued terroir they posses.
Bianka is originally from Hungary, while Daniel is German. They met in 2012 when she was cellar hand in his parents’ winery. Together they have taken over the family winery and are producing excellent natural wines made without added yeast, temperature control, sulfur or filtration.