Escandelo - Semillion (2019)

Escandelo - Semillion (2019)

From a 60-year old, own-rooted vineyard in the La Patagua district of the Colchagua Valley. Organically farmed. The grapes are hand harvested and directly pressed (no skin contact) into stainless steel for a spontaneous fermentation with native yeast. Not filtered prior to bottling. SO2 is 30ppm. 

This estate is really just two guys, a tiny cellar, a few hectares of old vines and a hell of a lot of buzz – even Jancis Robinson has called them “cult.” Farming some of the oldest vines in Baden, Sven Enderle and Florian Moll craft complex, earthy and superbly detailed Pinot Noirs that will completely redefine how you view German reds, to say nothing of their stunningly textural yet buoyant and defined skin-contact white wines.

They are one of the first German red wine producers to emphasize lightness, transparency, finesse. They are the benchmark producer for natural, Burgundy-esque German Pinot Noir, period, end. The white wines, though a small part of their production, are revelations in skin-contact whites; transparent and energetic. Farming is organic/biodynamic, no additives, no filters, minimal sulfur. Sven Enderle also sports the greatest facial hair since Jo Landron.

Green Apple, Lemon. Give it 20 mins open for it to really get the most from it!

Fish, Poultry

 

About the Winemaker

This estate is really just two guys, a tiny cellar, a few hectares of old vines and a hell of a lot of buzz – even Jancis Robinson has called them “cult.” Farming some of the oldest vines in Baden, Sven Enderle and Florian Moll craft complex, earthy and superbly detailed Pinot Noirs that will completely redefine how you view German reds, to say nothing of their stunningly textural yet buoyant and defined skin-contact white wines.

They are one of the first German red wine producers to emphasize lightness, transparency, finesse. They are the benchmark producer for natural, Burgundy-esque German Pinot Noir, period, end. The white wines, though a small part of their production, are revelations in skin-contact whites; transparent and energetic. Farming is organic/biodynamic, no additives, no filters, minimal sulfur. Sven Enderle also sports the greatest facial hair since Jo Landron.

Tasting Notes

Green Apple, Lemon. Give it 20 mins open for it to really get the most from it!

Pairings 

Fish, Poultry