November 21st, 2017 – a very special day for the Palatinate top winegrower Markus Schneider, his family and his team. Because the publication of a very special collection rating was imminent. For the first time, selected Markus Schneider wines were awarded by the internationally renowned critic James Suckling. And the ratings are really impressive!
Markus Schneider, star winemakers always knew exactly what he wanted: As a teenager he was clear: I will be wine! Because it happened to Markus Schneider very well that his father, who ran in Ellerstadt fruit, grapes used to have delivered to the cooperative.
Markus Schneider is particularly proud of his old up to 80 years-Portuguese vines that sometimes deliver its best red wines: deep red, juicy with a creamy chocolate powerhouses note. Red wines from Markus Schneider with names such as Old Vines, Origin, Black print, or single stone set pieces that are unique in the Palatinate. Thus the origin of a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Portuguese.
The Black Print is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and St. Laurent. Old vines is vinified to one hundred percent of Portuguese. The Sauvignon Blanc from Markus Schneider was even the best Sauvignon Blanc in Germany (2006) was chosen.
The vineyards in Ellerstadt
Of clay, gravel, gravel, sand, loess, sandstone and limestone rock composed of soils of different Rebparzellen Markus Schneider, gently pull the curl out of the plane to Ellerstadt up to the rugged Haardt. An extremely rare geological diversity in conjunction with the summer heat of the day and cool nights are the basis for an incredible amount of flavor, strength and maturity, elegance and minerality.
To exploit the full potential of the various Rebparzellen ideal and work out your idiosyncrasies, a bond between nature and wine is incessantly.
Facts about Weingut Markus Schneider
- Vineyard area: 50 hectares
- Owner: Mark and Klaus Schneider
- Foreign operations: Klaus Schneider
- Winemaker: Markus Schneider
- Gault Millau 2011: 3 bunches
- Address: 67158 Ellerstadt, High On Route 1