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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 from recent vintages, growing conditions change from year to year. A great 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 little earlier than usual. We had a wonderful summer season. We were not hit by summer thunderstorms. After the long summer and the perfect precondition, we started harvesting the first Sauvignon Blanc berries at the end of August and finished the harvest after exactly 40 days. The ripeness exceeded our expectations; it topped the two best vintages of 2003 and 2015. As a first conclusion, we can say: one of the best vintages so far - but with a few white wine cases less...
Friedelsheimer Schloss, sun-exposed site, calcareous sandstone soil
Soft pressing with 6-8 hours maceration, without fining, fermentation in stainless steel with natural yeast.