Kai Schätzel we already know when he was just starting to stir up the sleepy Nierstein. A sylvaner from real roots from the hipping! That was an announcement. But his Riesling were also convincing from the start. Always something different and surprising, but never wanted. It was accepted into the VDP in almost record time and easily joined the phalanx of big names on the Rhine front, perhaps even showing the established goods a little the way where the wines from the Rote Hang can go. Experimental, uncompromising, quality fanatical. That got Kai to where he now it is: "Schätzel is one of the most exciting and interesting new developments in German wine culture", which almost sounds like an accolade, writes Stefan Reinhard for the Wine Advocat.
|Vineyard area:||12 ha|
|Annual production:||approx. 70,000 bottles|
|Grape varieties:||Riesling, Silvaner|
|Average yield:||55 hl / ha|
Photos: Kai Schätzel