2019 Bianka and Daniel Schmitt Wild Pony

A wonderfully wild orange wine from Rheinhessen, that rests under the 'veil'.
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The Wild Pony is the highlight wine from the first batch of natural wines to hit our shores from Bianka and Daniel Schmitt. It is an annually changing blend of grapes that go through various amounts of skin contact, individually aged in oak, and protected under a naturally occurring flor in the family’s cellar.

The grapes for this blend are selectively picked manually, then naturally fermented on skins for 6 weeks. This is a rich orange/pinkish colour with a slight cloudiness in the glass. It smells of ripe vineyard pears, orange zest as well as chamomiles and clover honey. On the palate it has a fine acidity, a slight tannin kick and a nice, mouth coating texture with incredible length.

A truly wonderful and wild orange wine, a unique offering capturing the essence of their vintage.

Weißburgunder, Riesling, Sylvaner. Native yeast fermented with 6-weeks of skin contact. Matured in old barriques under flor (sous voile). Bottled unfiltered, with no added SO2.

94 Points - "Rheinhessen and strong orange wine vibes. A younger gen producer stepping out of the mould there. Organic farmed, zero additions etc etc. Six weeks on skins. Under flor.

Lush, rich, powerful orange wine but with cut of acidity, powdery tannins galore. Orange characters, bergamot tea, squeeze of lemon, jasmine tea, squelchy and long, squirts out the back palate with fresh acidity and brightness. Complex, compelling orange wine." Mike Bennie (Wine Front)

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    1 year ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Germany's young guns

    New generation of German winemakers. Biodynamic fruit. An orange wine on the very approachable end of the spectrum.

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