Visiting Markus Schneider Belvini in Ellerstadt, GermanyBy Marisa D'Vari | September 19th, 2011 | Category: Master of Wine, News, Pfalz | No Comments »
... so on the trip, our group will also be stopping at the winery of Weingut Markus Schneider.
According to the web site (a rather creative and loose Google translation) Schneider likes to make fresh, concentrated wine with more mineral than fruit and works on the principle ("less is more.)
Red wine - which is the focus of this trip - is mascerated for long hours and aged with oak. The soil includes loamy earth, clay, crushed stone, gravel, sand, loess, sandstone, limestone, and rock and has deep, diverse geological formations. Weather consists of warm days and cool nights, which is great for ripeness and high acidity.
Very excited to meet him and taste through his wines!