Schloss Johannisberg Rheingau Riesling Trocken Bronze Seal 2020

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Schloss Johannisberg Rheingau Riesling Trocken Bronze Seal 2020

Country - Germany

Region - Rheingau

Grape Varieties - Riesling 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Schloss Johannisberg

Tasting notes - Classic Rheingau expression, with delicate aromas of lemon zest, green apple and pineapple. Dry and beautifully balanced, with the fruity notes echoed on the palate through to a complex finish.

Awards
95 pts, James Suckling, 2021

Schloss Johannisberg Rheingau Riesling Trocken Bronze Seal 2020

Delicate floral aromas of white stone fruits, lime notes,
green pears and a touch of minerality lead to a refreshing
and cleansing palate. Classic and expressive dry Riesling.
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 grapes come from the single vineyard of Schloss Johannisberg. The south facing
vineyard is steep, with a 45° gradient and is situated at between 114 metres to 181
metres above sea level. The forest on the top of the Taunus Mountains protects the
vineyard from cold winds from the north. To the south, the River Rhine gently flows in
front of the estate, in the foothills of the vineyard. The 50° parallel runs directly through
the vineyard and the unique soils of Taunus quartz, topped with loam and rich loess
retains moisture and heat, encouraging the vines to ripen. This soil formation imparts
the classic mineral characteristic which is evident in this wine. The vineyard is cultivated
manually and the harvest takes place by hand.
Winemaking
The grapes were gently pressed and 50% of the juice was vinified at controlled
temperatures in stainless steel tanks to retain the purity of fruit, while 50% was fermented
in 1,200 litre wooden casks. The oak comes from their own “Schloss Johannisberg” oak
trees. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was aged on the fine lees for a
period of six months.
TastingNote
Classic Rheingau expression, with delicate aromas of lemon zest, green apple and
pineapple. Dry and beautifully balanced, with the fruity notes echoed on the palate
through to a complex finish.
Grape
Riesling 100%


Awards
95 pts, James Suckling, 2021


Winemaker: Gerd Ritter
Region: Rheingau
Subregion: Schloss
Johannisberg
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 12.5%

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