Michel Schneider
Michel Schneider
150 Years of winemaking from the southern part of the Pfalz region in Germany, full of traditions
Germany, Pfalz, Michel Schneider, Regent, Qualitätswein, feinherb, 2013

Established in 1869, the wine evolved, making use of modern methods, whilst keeping its eye on its origins. The maturing takes place in traditional barriques for 8 months, developing fine flavours such as vanilla and roasted almonds, as well as make use of the modern approach of cold fermentation, all helping towards a good wine, from the small town of Bad Bergzabern, just inside in the German border.

The grapes are all from the Pfalz region, the second biggest wine region in Germany, after Rheinhessen, north from the French Alsace, a wide strip along the left bank of the river Rheine. Red is increasingly on the move in this region, often making use of the pinot noir grape (Spätburgunder). However, in this case it is the regent grape, which is the most important new fungus resistant quality grape in the world, especially used in German’s vineyards.
£ 8.00
Best Served:
16-18 °C
11.5 %
Review Date:
20 . 02 . 2016
Germany, Pfalz
Wine specifics
Ready to drink and to drink young. A light red, easily drinkable, fruity, flavours coming through from vanilla and mocha. Serving salads, light dishes, on its own (not cold). Obtained in the Netherlands. Embossed bottle. Screwtop.
The regent grape was developed in 1967 in Germany, crossing various varieties and once tested, eventually recognised in 1994 as a genuine varietal, a cool weather grape, followed by its first planting in 1996 in Germany. Other Pfalz red grape varieties tend to be Dornfelder and Portugieser, in total making approximately 40% of the areas wine production. Qualitätswein – quality wine, with the mention of the region and within the qualification production criteria and standards apply. Feinherb stands for off-dry, slightly sweet.
Review Date:
20 . 02 . 2016