Schnaitmann, Grauburgunder Steinwiege Trocken 2017

£17.50 £15.75 (75cl)

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SKU: GESC0017B

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Tasting note

This Pinot Gris shines with golden yellow colour in the glass. It has a subtle fragrance of fresh fruits: yellow apples and pears, young peach, lemon, and grapefruit, accompanied by notes of almonds, anis, hay flower and sautéed fennel. The elegant, perfectly integrated acidity and moderate alcohol, in conjunction with the fine creaminess result in a balanced, complex taste with plenty of freshness. The slightly nutty structure sets accents.

Food pairing

Everyday and summer wine,pair with asparagus, stewed tuber vegetables, Risotto, mushrooms, dishes of light freshwater fish, sautéed veal or pork meat, poultry, Swabian Maultasche

About the producer

According to church records, the first of 19 generations of Schnaitmanns (and Schnaitfraus) likely travelled from the Styria region of what is now Austria to Fellbach around 600 years ago. There has been an unbroken line of grape growers in the family ever since. And yet for all that grand tradition in the Rems Valley, it wasn’t until 1997 when they started harvesting grapes for their own label. Based in the Württemberg their sites encompass a wide range of soils dating back 200 to 250 million years to the Triassic Period. The spectrum runs from light, warming, fossil-rich reed sandstone and pebble sandstone to the heavy clay soils of the Trossingen Formation (‘Knollenmergel’). From red, iron-rich coloured marl to the ever-present gypsum keuper, which promotes wines with an especially spicy character. Their vines thrive in these many “terroirs” created from diverse expositions, elevations of the vineyards, slopes, and topographical peculiarities. In the cellar they actively pursue a hands-off approach, looking to have as little external influence as possible. Extended maceration for the white wines and gentle extraction for the red wines, spontaneous fermentation, and only minimal sulfur and filtration. They give the wines the time and space they need to reach their full potential. A barrel-aged white wine from a top vineyard can take upwards of a year before bottling.