Schloss Johannisberg Großes Gewachs Trocken Rheingau Riesling Silver Seal 2017

 

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Schloss Johannisberg Großes Gewachs Trocken Rheingau Riesling Silver Seal 2017

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 lemon zest and red apple, complemented by orange floral notes, herbs and a hint of tobacco. Concentrated and intense on the palate, with a mouthwatering acidity and a long, clean finish.

Awards

Gold, DWWA, 2019

Schloss Johannisberg Großes Gewachs Trocken Rheingau Riesling Silver Seal 2017

Complex floral bouquet showing yellow stone fruit such as peaches and apricots complemented by white pepper and a pure freshness 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.

Vintage

2017 began with very cold and extremely dry conditions. March 2017 was one of the warmest months on record and as a result the vines started to shoot on April 12th – approximately 14 days earlier than usual, which was a new record. A very warm May brought the long-awaited rainfall, which was crucial for the vine’s development. Warm conditions during the summer enabled ripening to start from the beginning of August and a record-breaking early harvest was emerging. Harvesting began in the middle of September and produced high quality grapes.

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 mineral-driven 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 lemon zest and red apple, complemented by orange floral notes, herbs and a hint of tobacco. Concentrated and intense on the palate, with a mouthwatering acidity and a long, clean finish.

Grape

Riesling 100%

Awards

Gold, DWWA, 2019

 

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Vintage 2017
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