Schloss Johannisberger Riesling Grünlack Spätlese Green Seal 2016


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Country - Germany

Region - Rheingau

Grape Varieties - Riesling 100%

Alcohol by volume - 8%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Schloss Johannisberg

Tasting notes - A rich and fragrant Spätlese, with an exotic bouquet of pineapple, passion fruit and honeydew melon, complemented by ripe peach notes. Initial sweetness is perfectly balanced by a juicy acidity on the fruity palate, a mineral core leads to a long citrus note on the finish.

Awards
94 Pts, Robert Parker , 2018
96 Pts, James Suckling , 2018

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A beautifully styled fragrant German medium wine
showing floral and ginger notes combined with tropical
fruit and a hint of oranges. Long and elegant.
Producer Note
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.
Vintage
The 2015 to 2016 winter was the second warmest on record for the past 130 years.
Spring was comparatively cooler and wetter thank previous vintages; with persistent
rain continuing until the end of June, which built up good levels of soil moisture. The
summer was warm and sunny, enabling the vines to ripen fully. The outstanding
warm weather in September supported the physiological maturity of the healthy
grapes. The 2016 wines are smooth and full of vibrant fruit, with animated acidity
levels balanced by moderate alcohol content.
Vineyard
The Riesling vines are grown in quartz stone from the Taunus hillsides interspersed
with red clay and topped with loam and loss. Producing limited yields, the grapes
are carefully harvested by hand. Spätlese is translated as "late harvest": the grapes
are harvested at least seven days after the normal harvest, so they are riper and
have a higher sugar content and produce wines of a greater intensity.
Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected and gently pressed in whole clusters. A slow, long
and cool fermentation took place in 100% stainless steel tanks, preserving the varietal
characteristics of the Riesling vines and the terroir from which it hails. The wine was
aged for five months on its fine lees adding texture and complexity.
Tasting Note
A rich and fragrant Spätlese, with an exotic bouquet of pineapple, passion fruit and
honeydew melon, complemented by ripe peach notes. Initial sweetness is perfectly
balanced by a juicy acidity on the fruity palate, a mineral core leads to a long citrus
note on the finish.
Serving Suggestion
Asian cuisine, pumpkin ravioli, roasted meats with honeyed carrots or white rind
cheeses.
Grape
Riesling 100%

Awards
94 Pts, Robert Parker , 2018
96 Pts, James Suckling , 2018

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Data sheet

Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Schloss Johannisberger Riesling Grünlack Spätlese Green Seal 2016

Country - Germany

Region - Rheingau

Grape Varieties - Riesling 100%

Alcohol by volume - 8%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Schloss Johannisberg

Tasting notes - A rich and fragrant Spätlese, with an exotic bouquet of pineapple, passion fruit and honeydew melon, complemented by ripe peach notes. Initial sweetness is perfectly balanced by a juicy acidity on the fruity palate, a mineral core leads to a long citrus note on the finish.

Awards
94 Pts, Robert Parker , 2018
96 Pts, James Suckling , 2018

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