Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wine of the Week - Schmitt Pinot Noir

Today's wine of the week comes from the Rheinhessen region of Germany. The Schmitt Pinot Noir is old-world styled wine that shows notes of blackberry, cranberry, and licorice on a light and earthy palate, with fresh herbs on the finish. Pairs well with a variety of dishes such as cucumber, mint and feta salad, herb-roasted pork tenderloin, or baked salmon with fresh dill.

Located in the southern part of the Rheinhessen, the region of Flörsheim-Dalsheim is an up and coming area due to the efforts of a handful of ambitious young vintners, Daniel and Bianka Schmitt among them. The winery was certified organic beginning in 2007 and Demeter Biodynamic® certified in 2012, one of only 75 properties in Germany to hold the Demeter certification. Their wines are food-oriented and meant to pair with a wide variety of dishes. Schmitt epitomizes the new wave of German producers who are creating the highest quality wines from what nature has to offer, with as little intervention as possible. As Daniel puts it, the philosophy of the winery is, “Wine just from grapes!”

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