Schloss Johannisberg Rheingau Riesling Spatlese Green Seal 2020

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Schloss Johannisberg Rheingau Riesling Spatlese Green Seal 2020

Country - Germany

Region - Rheingau

Grape Varieties - Riesling 100%

Alcohol by volume - 9%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Schloss Johannisberg

Tasting notes - A rich and fragrant Spätlese, with an exotic bouquet of orange peel, pineapple and passion fruit, lime complemented by ripe, red apple and delicious mineral undertones. Initial sweetness is perfectly balanced by a juicy freshness on the palate with a delicately creamy finish. 

Schloss Johannisberg Rheingau Riesling Spatlese Green Seal 2020

A beautifully styled fragrant German medium wine
showing floral and ginger notes combined with peach, mandarins and a hint of lime. Long and elegant.
ProducerNote
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 gradient of 45° and climbs from 114 to 181
metres above sea level. The Riesling vines are grown in quartz stone from the Taunus
hillsides interspersed with red clay and topped with loam and rich loss, which retains
water and the heat of the day. This unique vineyard sees the 50° parallel run directly
through the vineyard and the forest on the top of the Taunus hillsides protects the vines
from cold winds. The vines produce limited yields and 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, have higher sugar
content and produce wines of greater intensity.
Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected and gently pressed in whole clusters. A slow, long
and cool fermentation took place with wild yeasts in 100% stainless steel tanks,
preserving the varietal characteristics of the Riesling grapes and the terroir from which
they hail. The wine was aged for five months on its fine lees adding texture and
complexity.
TastingNote
A rich and fragrant Spätlese, with an exotic bouquet of orange peel, pineapple, and
lime complemented by ripe, red apple and delicious mineral undertones. Initial
sweetness is perfectly balanced by a juicy freshness on the palate and a delicately
creamy finish.
Grape
Riesling 100%


Awards
99 pts, James Suckling, 2021


Winemaker: Gerd Ritter
Region: Rheingau
Subregion: Schloss
Johannisberg
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 8.5%

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