Sweet. While Emrich-Schönleber is most famous for their dry wines, their Prädikat wines are rare birds that are simultaneously ripe and juicy, even sometimes a flash exotic, while also having a prominent mineral core and, dare I say it, restraint. They are, as the dry wines are, impeccably centered and refreshing.
There are millions of well-made but unremarkable wines the world over. On the other hand, a great many "show wines" are also produced around the globe - wines that often excite at first sip but are rarely pleasurable to drink over a second glass. They aspire to neither of these types of wine. Their philosophy is different. They are committed to three basic fundamentals:
1. Schönleber wines offer true drinking pleasure.
2. Schönleber wines are honest, authentic, unembellished expressions of their origin.
3. Schönleber single-vineyard wines always have distinctive personalities. We don't just want to produce "good" wine.
These three essentials instruct them - the Schönleber family and their entire team - in everything they do. They are central to all the work they do in the vineyard - from planting the vines onwards. Each work process that they undertake is carefully thought out.
This approach holds true in the cellar, where their philosophy affords the necessary scope for their wines to develop naturally. In terms of the process from grape to wine, every cask or tank is different.
From the flowering of the vine to bottling in the cellar, each wine has a unique story to tell - and each has a unique personality. And that is how it should be.
Katie and Denny
Your friendly neighborhood wine shop, focused on small production, organic and biodynamic, natural wines. Connect with us on Instagram for suggestions on your next bottle and to follow along in our downtown Lafayette wine journey.
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
Friday & Saturday
Closed Sunday & Monday