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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.
2020 – the top vintage! As we can see backwards the latest vintages, the growth conditions changing year by year. A major challenge for me and my team in the vineyards and in the cellar. The vegetation started with mild temperatures and no frost, a perfect vegetation started a bit earlier than usual. We had a wonderful summer season. We weren´t attached from summer storms. After the long summer and perfect pre-condition we started picking end of August with the first Sauvignon Blanc berries and finished the harvest after exactly 40 days. The ripeness exceeded our expectations; they topped the two best vintages 2003 and 2015. The first conclusion to say: One of the best vintages so far – but with a few less white wine cases…
some of the Pinot Blanc vineyards are located in low areas with gravel, gravel and sandy soils
soft pressing with maceration for 3-6 hours. Without fining, fermentation in stainless steel. Maturity: 89° Oechsle