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The estate in Palatine was established in 1994 by the Schneider family in Ellerstadt. Today Markus Schneider cultivates 90 hectars and established his wines worldwide.
Thanks to a sunny, warm spring, but very cold nights, the sprout was delayed by about 2 weeks. Therefore, the severe late frost period did little damage to the vines. Immediately after blossoming, heavy and “never experienced before” rainfalls began in June. This influenced the vineyard work, day by day and was a huge challenge. Luckily, in the last days of July the temperatures jumped up rapidly, followed by a dreamlike August and dry Indian summer late into September. Perfect conditions for a great vintage! The grand finale has rewarded us with an excellent vintage.
Red grapes from owned vineyards around the estate in sun-exposed locations, poor soil mixed with sand and gravel.
Hand-picking of ripe and healthy grapes. Traditional 3week maceration in a fermenting vat. Gentle pressing and storage in new (60%) and older (40%) barrels of French oak, ripening level: 90° Oechsle.