The king of Württemberg
The wine is a cultural product of his region and his family has been a part of this culture at least since the 16th century. In the long term, the importance and the nature of the wine have constantly changed. However, viticulture has taken the most rapid development in the last 15 years. Probably there was never a better wine from the "Kappelberg" than at the present.
Since viticulture is a very "slow" culture, Rainer Schnaitmann and his team always make decisions for a long-term future. A newly planted vineyard should last as long as possible
and particularly grow sustainable. For this reason, he doesn't care for vine varieties which are fancy and trend but for those, he is convinced about that they fit optimally into the soil and climate conditions. Exactly this straight forward and inspiring mindset makes his wines as outstanding as they are today.
Organic wines with distinctive souls.
The work in the vineyard is designed for ecological, long-term quality assurance. The low yielding on the vines, the choice of the right grape variety, the great effort in the design of the foliage, the absence of herbicides and plant protection in accordance with ecological guidelines serve to produce the highest quality.
It’s always during the vintage when R. Schnaitmann decides how to use the possibilities of the vintage. For him, the important decisions about the correct reading time and the selection of the grapes, possibly in several readings, can only be made at this specific time.
In the scenic Remstal, surrounded by the 500 m high hills of the Schurwald, lies the Schnaiter Altenberg in 320 to 380 m altitude. The slope of this location is around 30-40% in south-western exposure. The location in a small side valley of the Rems, which protects the grapes in their maturation phase from winds and fog, is particularly favorable for the growth of the vine. The 25-year-old Rieslingstöcke stands on a soil of Keuper and colored marl, which is interspersed with Buntsandstein intermissions.
The Fellbacher Lämmler is a protected southern vieyard, which is located with a slope of 35% at the foot of the Kappelberg. Due to thermal air currents, the Lämmler is strongly heated during the day, while it cools down rapidly at night. Thus the grapes receive their intense fruit aroma. The Lämmler is located at the break site of the Schurwaldrandverwerfung to the Neckartal. With reed sandstone and colorful marl, the site has a floor made of materials from the middle Keuper.
The Götzenberg, not far from the former Württembergische Stammburg, lies in a side valley of the Neckar, which is sheltered from the north and east wind and opens into a small boiler. The slightly heatable reed sandstone floor of the middle keeper characterize this position as well as the good aeration caused by a thermal wind-up system and solar radiation, which can be recognized by the strong but warm wind of the valley in the narrow Uhlbacher valley. As a result, particularly long ripening times are possible.