2019 Bianka and Daniel Schmitt FKK White 1Lt

Rheinhessen, Germany

What do you get when you mix a whole bunch of varietals, some skin-contact, and low sulphur? 1 litre of really fun German wine!



Very lovely wine here. Interesting and delicious.

Mike Bennie (Wine Front)

About This Wine

The Frei Körper Kultur (FKK) wines of Bianka & Daniel are all about re-working the idea of tradition. Freikorperkultur is normally written as one word. This is separated on the bottle to three. Frei – be free (be brave to be free), Korper – body (we are all the same kind) and Kultur – culture (cultivate your nature). In essence, natural wine is just pure wine, nothing fancy or clever.

This is a wild blend of Scheurebe, Pinot Blanc, and Huxelrebe, that spend 3 weeks on skins, before being mashed up with some Ortega, and Pinot Gris that’s been whole bunch pressed in there as well. All raised in fibreglass tank, with minimal SO2 added at bottling.

The end result: a one-litre bottle of super fun, juicy party wine. Fresh, funky, and a little bit skinsy, just thirst-quenching to the max.

About Bianka & Daniel Schmitt

Daniel’s family have owned their farm for over 200 years; however, they only began growing grapes and producing wines in the 1950’s, with conversion to organics and then furthermore to certified bio-dynamics between 2000-2012.

Originally from Hungary, Bianka came to the winery in 2012 to work vintage with Daniels’ father Peter.. met Daniel, you know how the story goes.

Now raising their own family, as well as running the winery together, Daniel and Bianka continue to farm their 16ha of vines in Rheinhessen bio-dynamically (one of only 80 Demeter certified wineries in Germany). Their motto Drink in Peace.

Their wines offer a wide array of varieties and styles, with extended skin-contact, and multiple different fermentation and elevage vessels used. Their goal: To create grand wines as naturally as possible that embody the true balance between man and nature.

Daniel and Bianka in the cellar
Daniel and Bianka in the cellar
Rheinhessen, Germany
Additional Info

From The Producer

Scheurebe, Weißburgunder and Huxelrebe 3 weeks on skins. Grauburgunder and Ortega, whole bunch fermentation. Native yeast. Matured in fiberglass tanks, with 15 ppm SO2 added at bottling.

Blend : Pinot Blanc, Scheurebe, Huxelrebe, Pinot Gris, Ortega
ABV : 12%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 1000ml

Skin-contact fermentation in buried amphora
Skin-contact fermentation in buried amphora
Schmitt Ecological Winery, Rheinhessen, Germany
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Younger generation winemakers Bianka and Daniel Schmitt from Rheinhessen doing natural wine. That’s the story. And here a wonderful one litre of the white stuff. Well, three weeks on skins for a portion. This is a complex, compelling white, textural, chewy, chalky and splendid in frisky acidity. Thirst quenching style, Real Lemonade kind of characters, zingy grapefruit juice in the mix, crisp finish and very thirst quenching. Very lovely wine here. Interesting and delicious." Mike Bennie (Wine Front)


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