Franz Karl Schmitt

Hermannshof (Weingut Hermann Franz Schmitt)

Niersteiner Rehbach Eiswein Riesling 1991

Vintage 1991 | Hermannshof Niersteiner Rehbach from Riesling. Mahony colour, very clear. Smell with rosemary, figs, peach. Awesome balance with lots of acidity. Birthyear of my son and his wife, who were legally married today. The church wedding is postponed because covid travel restrictions. — 10 months ago

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Eric Hoepelman

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Prachtige aanleiding, voor dito wijn! Gefeliciteerd



Franz Karl Schmitt

Niersteiner Hipping Spätlese Riesling 1998

Wishing I was @ #rieslingfeier — 5 years ago

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Marc Stubblefield

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You and me both.

Franz Karl Schmitt

Niersteiner Beerenauslese Riesling 1920

Dark in color. Not much sweetness left but a soft rounded gentle marmalade and dark limpid fruit. Interesting — 2 years ago

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Franz Karl Schmitt

Niersteiner Pettenthal Auslese Riesling 2001

Warren pears, white peach, grapefruit, lemon blossom. Light bodied, rich mouthfeel, mouth watering crisp finish. — 6 years ago

Franz Karl Schmitt

Niersteiner Pettenthal Trockenbeerenauslese Riesling 1934

An absolute privilege to have tasted this drop of liquid history. How well it showed is a testament to the provenance and ultimately, the strength of the terrior. Constantly evolving in the glass. How I wished I had more time with it. I believe my dear friend SC described the wine aptly as follow:

A 1934 Trockenbeerenauslese from Franz Karl Schmitt’s plot on Pettenthal , the same vineyard used by KPK to produce this stunning Nierstein auctioned GG in our days. The long aging time reveals here the potential of the terrior, the expression of the soil stands out and dominate the characteristics of the Pradikat, could be even a red wine blindly. The wine is nearly dry, with a refreshing mix of acidity and tannin-like bitterness (soil characteristics?), so complex and long with unique velvety mouthfeel.

NB: Found in an old cellar, unmoved from day 1 by MH, and also generously shared by him at the Keller household. I can't think of a better way to have enjoyed this wine.
— 2 years ago

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Peter Sultan

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I’d be curious if in that era much quality wine was being produced in Germany, given what I know about the economy post WWI @Aaron Tan ? What a find!
Aaron Tan

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@Peter Sultan Wish I could tell you I knew more. Haha. That being said, 37' is the only real vintage being talked about in that era. Prior to that is the legendary 21'. The next great vintage is probably 59'? So I reckon the wars did affect the wines a lot. If only properly stored examples were easier to find. Hahahah.

Weingut Keller

Niersteiner Hipping R Riesling 2011

2011 Keller 'Niersteiner Hipping - R' Riesling off-dry, Rheinhessen, Germany...this is the Debut bottling of Keller, from a historic, steep and red slate site. Purchased from Franz Karl Schmitt, served at the coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. This is a beautiful Riesling, technically medium-dry, but the rs content is barely noticeable. Intense aromas of ripe peaches and spiced quince. The fruit feels lush in the mouth (Spaetlese - level) without being heavy. Some stoney and smoky mineral undertones, adding complexity and tension..need to get more of this!! — 7 years ago

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