Two young women team up to run a winery together. An unusual story at first glance. The fact that they founded their winery on the Moselle, of all places, where the steep slopes force more and more winegrowers to give up their wineries, makes this story all the more unusual. Their wines are characterized by the climatic conditions of the vintage and what the locations have to offer. They nurture and care for their grapes through the hot sunny days and cool hours of rain, fever and suffer with them so that after the harvest they become wonderful, multi-layered Rieslings.
Materne & Schmitt
Lemon and grapefruit are garlanded in pungent green herbs on the impressively forward nose, and mingle with crunchy, subtly earthy salad turnips on a polished, palpably dense palate. There is ample back-end stimulation by way of lemon and grapefruit zests, while a sense of stone suffusion places one firmly along the Mosel, and there is just enough primary juiciness to guarantee refreshment.