Schloss Johannisberg Rheingau Riesling Feinherb Yellow Seal 2020

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Schloss Johannisberg Rheingau Riesling Feinherb Yellow Seal 2020

Country - Germany

Region - Rheingau

Grape Varieties - Riesling 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Schloss Johannisberg

Tasting notes - A fragrant, fruity bouquet of lemon and peach. Fuller on the palate, off dry, peachy, crisp acidity and a long finish. Classic German Riesling.

 

Schloss Johannisberg Rheingau Riesling Feinherb Yellow Seal 2020

A fragrant, fruity bouquet of lemon and peach through to
an off dry palate with floral and mineral notes. Classic
and vibrant German Riesling.
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 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 carefully selected and then pressed in whole clusters. 85% underwent
a slow, long and cool fermentation with wild yeast in stainless steel tanks preserving the
varietal characteristics of Riesling and the terroir from which it hails. 15% was fermented
in 1,200 litre wooden barrels, made from "Schloss Johannisberg" oaks from the estate.
Tasting Note
A fragrant, fruity bouquet of grapefruit, apple and lychee with hints of fresh grass
characterise this fine, off dry Riesling. Beautifully balanced, with a full bodied texture
and a creamy finish. Classic and vibrant German Riesling.
Grape
Riesling 100%
Winemaker: Gerd Ritter
Region: Rheingau
Subregion: Schloss
Johannisberg
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 12%

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