Schnaitmann Lämmler Spätburgunder VDP Grosses Gewächs
Rainer Schnaitmann makes low intervention wines in Fellbach near Stuttgart. He is one of those winemakers who (alongside his mentor Clemens Busch) is revered in his homeland, but less well-known outside. His style is distinctively ‘Schwäbisch’, with balanced extraction and extensive use of large old oak foudres. He tells me that he loves to focus on the earthiness and juice of his fruit, rather than producing a red Burgundy lookalike. Whilst his Spätburgunder and Grauburgunder are outstanding, coaxing the very best out of the solar 2018 vintage, it’s always his treatment of the oft-underrated Lemberger (Blaufränkisch) that ravishes.
"Deep, smoky, earthy and vegetal aromas, as well as a ton of forest-berry notes. A concentrated but lithe palate with an excellent balance of ripe fruit, generous tannins and lively acidity through the long finish. Better from 2021." 94 pts, James Suckling
|Duty Paid / In Bond||In Bond|
|Bottle or Case?||Price by the Bottle, Price by the Case|
|Wine Type||Red wines|
|Wine Style||Smooth Red|
|Winemaking||Biodynamic wines, Organic wines, Vegan wines, Vegetarian wines|
The maker of extraordinary Spätburgunders.
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