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Piwi Kollektiv

Eichstetten • Germany

piwi-kollektiv.jpgPhoto: Piwi Kollektiv

Martin Schmidt, owner of the Kiefer and Schmidt wineries in Eichstetten, and Philipp Rottmann founded the Piwi Kollektiv to support smaller wineries in converting to organic viticulture.

The collective pursues a holistic concept. Winegrowers are advised on restructuring their vineyards with the aim of increasing the proportion of fungus-resistant grape varieties (in Germany known as Piwis), in the vineyards. The aim is to save 80 per cent of the pesticides used in conventional viticulture in this way.

Because the winegrowers' cooperatives have so far only taken very limited quantities of grapes from fungus-resistant varieties, the Piwi Kollektiv is also stepping in here.

The focus is on the production of Crémants, but the range also includes a Secco and a non-alcoholic sparkling wine. This reflects the potential of high-quality, fungus-resistant grape varieties for sparkling wine production in a special way.

The wines at a glance

The rating of the wine reflects the mean value from a tasting by our jury.
The wine was evaluated in a blind tasting.
The wine was tasted as a barrel sample or before an official test number (Amtliche Prüfungsnummer or Staatliche Prüfnummer) was issued.
The wine exhibited a sensory abnormality during our tasting. This does not necessarily have to be a qualitative defect or a wine fault. In the case of a qualitative impairment, a devaluation or rejection was made depending on the type and severity of the defect or wine fault.

Piwi Kollektiv

Bötzingerstraße 13
79356 Eichstetten
Phone: +49 176 24688686
Internet: www.piwi-kollektiv.de
E‑mail: philipp@piwi-kollektiv.de

Sparkling winewhitebrutCabernet BlancJohanniterSouvignier Gris

“NOU” Crémant brut


Baden • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer BWB 4653 200 23 • 12 % alcohol


Tasted on 14 April 2024 by Werner Elflein

Cuvée of Cabernet Blanc, Johanniter and Souvignier Gris. Straw yellow with a bronze touch. Fine perlage. Fruity bouquet with a delicate yeasty note, floral accents and aromas of gooseberry, whitecurrant, peach and morello cherry. Stimulating, well-integrated acidity on the palate. Hints of cranberries. Very good length.

Sparkling winerosébrutPriorRegentSouvignier Gris

“NOU” Rosé Crémant brut


Baden • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

12.5 % alcohol


Tasted on 13 April 2024 by Werner Elflein

Cuvée of Souvignier Gris, Prior and Regent. Predominantly salmon pink, tending towards onion colour. Delicate yeasty note with raspberry flavours on the nose. Very fine perlage with slowly rising bubbles. Appealing, fruity style, not overlaid by yeast. Does not conform to a champagne style. Lively acidity. Very good length.

Semi-sparkling winewhitedryCabernet BlancJohanniterSauvignac

“NOU Secco” Perlwein trocken


Lot 4-2023 • 11.5 % alcohol


Tasted on 29 March 2024 by Werner Elflein

Cuvée of Cabernet Blanc, Johanniter and Sauvignac. Light lemon yellow colour. Very fine and rather subtle carbon dioxide. Highly aromatic on the nose. Smells of Williams pear, peach and elderflower. Outstandingly fruity fullness on the tongue. Low acidity. Some toffee on the finish. Very good length.