Localization: Mosel, Germany
Tasting Notes: This fully ripened Riesling has highly extracted fruit flavors of apricots and peaches coupled with enough acidity to give it a firm and juicy mouth feel.
Notes: Schmitt Sohne Family Wines Spatese Riesling hails from select vineyards along the Mosel River in Germany. The Mosel is regarded as the oldest wine-growing region in Germany, believed to have been established by the Romans around 50 AD. It is one of the most northernly wine regions in world. Mosel vineyards are famous for their steep south-facing slopes and blue slate soil, reflected in the touch of minerality found in our Spätlese.
Germany’s harvest is typically a month later than other wine regions, allowing for a long ripening season. Our winemakers carefully monitor the grapes on the vine, picking at optimal ripeness. During picking, the grapes are handled very carefully to avoid bruising, letting the natural sweetness shine through. Harvested in the cool early morning, the grapes are brought quickly to the winery, destemmed and placed in stainless steel tanks that help retain our Riesling’s crisp acidity. The wine is kept cool, between 50-65 degrees, during fermentation.
Food Pairing: Pour yourself a pre-dinner glass or pair with lobster bisque, a hearty green salad or smoked pork ribs.
The Domain: During its evolution from a small local winery to one of the leaders in German wine exports, Schmitt Söhne has never lost sight of its focus: to produce wines of first-class quality that meet modern customer as well as market requirements and developing innovative projects in line with the spirit of the times.
At our site, still located in Longuich, we have increased production capabilities and updated and expanded our computer network to efficiently handle all aspects of the winery, from quality control to customer service and shipments. Over the years, we have established a distribution network in many countries across the globe.
Now in the 5th generation, Schmitt Söhne is one of Germany’s largest and most successful wine exporters to wine drinkers all over the world. While continuously developing our winemaking and looking for ways to incorporate new technologies and techniques, we never lose sight of the traditional way of producing exceptional German wines. Our policy has remained the same for over 200 years: to create the best wines possible using only top-quality grapes. Today we offer the whole world a taste of great wines at affordable prices.
To ensure that the best possible service and products reach to our customers, various Quality Management Systems, like HACCP, BRC, IFS and ISO are an integral part of our production procedures and management.