Schloss Johannisberger Riesling QbA Feinherb Yellow Seal 2016
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £125.58
Vintage - 2016
Country - Germany
Region - Rheingau
Grape Varieties - Riesling 100%
Alcohol by volume - 12.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Schloss Johannisberg
Tasting notes - A fragrant, fruity bouquet of lemon and peach. Fuller on the palate, off dry, peachy, crisp acidity and a long finish. Classic German Riesling.
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A fragrant, fruity bouquet of lemon and peach through
to an off dry palate with floral and mineral notes. Classic
The legendary Schloss Johannisberg is steeped in history. The vineyards were
planted on the orders of the Roman Emperor Charlemagne. Planted solely with
Riesling grapes in 1720, Schloss Johannisberg was the world's first Riesling Estate and
plays a significant part in wine history. It was here in 1775 that the Spätlese quality
was discovered using late picked grapes suffering from "noble rot". Following this
discovery, in 1787 the estate gave Auslese, Beerenauslese and
Trockenbeerenauslese to the wine world. Schloss Johannisberg is a single vineyard
designation in its own right and one of a handful of German vineyards that does not
have to display a village name on the label.
The Riesling vines are grown in quartz stone from the Taunus hillsides interspersed
with red clay and topped with loam and loess. The yields are limited and the grapes
are carefully harvested by hand at optimal maturity levels.
The grapes were carefully selected and then pressed in whole clusters. A slow, long
and cool fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks preserving the varietal
characteristics of Riesling and the terroir from which it hails.
A fragrant, fruity bouquet of lemon and peach. Fuller on the palate, off dry, peachy,
crisp acidity and a long finish. Classic German Riesling.
Chicken or fish dishes with a spicy element; fresh prawns or oysters.
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