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Weingut Hanewald-Schwerdt
The estate is located in the community of Bad Durkheim-Leistadt (area Mittelhaardt / German Wine Route) in the German wine-growing region Pfalz, In the traditional family, winegrowing has been practi...
Name: Weingut Hanewald-Schwerdt
Foundation year: 1955
Address: Address 67098 Bad Dürkheim-Leistadt, Germany
Growing area: Pfalz
Vineyard: 26 ha
Owner: Fam. Hanewald & Schwerdt
Managing Director: Rudi Hanewald & Petra Schwerdt
Wine Maker: Thomas Hanewald & Stephan Schwerdt
Phone: Phone
Fax: Fax
Restaurant or beds: Rooms
Associations: Generation Riesling & Pfälzer Barrique-Forum
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The family owned wine estate Hanewald-Schwerdt was founded in 1955 in Leistadt, a small village which belongs to Bad Dürkheim in Palatinate. The success of the estate is close connected to it´s unique style of wine grown on limestone. Today two cousins Thomas Hanewald and Stephan Schwerdt have taken over the running of the family buisness. Thomas and Stephan are members of ‘Generation Riesling’ which represents the modern face of german winemaking. Their focus is on dry wines, primarily made from Riesling and Pinot Noir that express their vintage and vineyard. The entry level wines aim to show off pure varietal character, while the village wines are all hand picked from individual soil types. The single vineyard wines demonstrate the highest levels of quality that each site and variety can produce.
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The wines keep constant high level and are usually the best in their respective category in the area. Weaknesses, there is little, but can occur in difficult vintages. However, this must be balanced in good years with particularly compelling assortments so that an operation can hold the status. In most cases you can blindly buy.
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0.75 L
2017 Spätburgunder dry
85 WP - Very good
Editor note: Earthy notes on the nose, nutty oak, red and black berries, dried mushrooms, hint of tobacco. Fairly...
0.75 L
2017 Ruppertsberg Reiterpfad Riesling dry
87 WP - Very good
Editor note: Firm nose, still slightly yeasty, vegetal and herbaceous notes, yellow fruit, fairly prominent miner...
0.75 L
2016 Leistadt Herrenmorgen Riesling
87 WP - Very good
Editor note: Fairly firm nose, dried vegetal and herbaceous notes, delicate floral and yeasty notes, ripe yellow...
0.75 L
2018 Leistadt Riesling dry "Kalkriff"
83 WP - Good
Translate to English Editor note: Leicht nussiger und pflanzlicher Duft nach gelben Früchten mit floralen und mineralischen Noten sowi...
0.75 L
2018 Ruppertsberg Riesling dry "Buntsandstein"
86 WP - Very good
Editor note: Tart nose, light yeasty and vegetal notes, light yellow fruit, prominent mineral notesw, veryy light...
0.75 L
2017 Dürkheim Hochbenn Riesling dry
86 WP - Very good
Editor note: Light nutty as well as dried vegetal notes on the nose, earthy and mineral notes, fairly tart yellow...

The estate is located in the community of Bad Durkheim-Leistadt (area Mittelhaardt / German Wine Route) in the German wine-growing region palatinate, In the traditional family, winegrowing has been practiced for several generations. The bottle wine marketing started in 1955. A guest house is connected. Today, three generations work in a family group. The managers are Rudi Hanewald and Petra Schwerdt, as cellar master is Thomas Hanewald, responsible for the sale of Stephan Schwerdt and Barbara Hanewald, as well as for the external company Rudolf Schwerdt.

The vineyards cover 26 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Hochbenn (Bad-Dürkheim), paradise garden (Deidesheim) Reiterpfad (Ruppertsberg), as well as mornings and lime kiln (Leistadt). They are with the white wine varieties Riesling. Gewurztraminer. Goldmuskateller. Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) Chardonnay. Sauvignon Blanc. Morio Muscat. Kerner. Scheurebe. Huxelrebe and Ehrenfelser, as well as with the red wines Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Dornfelder. regent. St. Laurent, Lemberger ( ) Blue Portuguese. Heroldrebe and Acolon planted.

The philosophy of the house is: "Riesling is destination, great red wines a passion" . The quality pyramid is divided into three lines. These are vineyard wines (terroir-embossed wines from the best locations, red vineyard wines according to the criteria of the Forum Palatinate with a maximum of 4,000 l / ha yield), local wines (quality wines dry and predates with residual and sweetness) and estate wines (from own vineyards and classified grape varieties). The flagship of the house is the red wine cuvée "Zweihänder" from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Bottle-fermented sects, secco (sparkling wines), grape juices and spirits (wine, grapes, yeast, pomace, fruit) are also produced. The winery is a member of the two associations Forum Pfalz and Generation Riesling.

Weingut Hanewald-Schwerdt Region: Germany Pfalz Mittelhaardt/Deutsche Weinstraße
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