Schloss Johannisberg Großes Gewachs Trocken Rheingau Riesling Silver Seal 2020

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Schloss Johannisberg Großes Gewachs Trocken Rheingau Riesling Silver Seal 2020

Country - Germany

Region - Rheingau

Grape Varieties - Riesling 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Schloss Johannisberg

Tasting notes - This deep lemon yellow wine shows complex aromas of lime peel, Mirabelle plum and candied pineapple, complemented by dried meadow herbs and an underlining note of flinty minerality. Full bodied and concentrated on the palate, with well-integrated acidity and a long, mineral finish.

Schloss Johannisberg Großes Gewachs Trocken Rheingau Riesling Silver Seal 2020

Complex floral bouquet showing yellow stone fruit such as
peaches and apricots complemented by white pepper
and a pure fresh minerality on the finish, elegant and
long.
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.
Vineyard
The south facing vineyard is steep, with a 45° gradient and climbs from 114 metres
above sea level to 181 metres. The forest on the top of the Taunus protects the vineyard
from cold winds from the north, towards the south the Rhine lays like a lake in front of
the estate. The 50° parallel runs directly through the vineyard and the unique soil
formation of Taunus quartz, topped with loam and rich loess, is perfect for mineraldriven Rieslings, retaining both moisture and heat.
Winemaking
The grapes were hand-picked at optimal ripeness and pressed in whole clusters.
Fermentation took place in 1,200 litre old oak barrels from Schloss Johannisberg oak
and lasted for a period of six weeks. The wine was then left on its fine lees for seven
months, adding complexity and weight to the wine.
Tasting Note
This deep lemon yellow wine shows complex aromas of lime peel, Mirabelle plum and
candied pineapple, complemented by dried meadow herbs and an underlining note
of flinty minerality. Full bodied and concentrated on the palate, with well-integrated
acidity and a long, mineral finish.
Grape
Riesling 100%
Winemaker: Gerd Ritter, Michel
Staedter
Region: Rheingau
Subregion: Schloss
Johannisberg
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 12.5%

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