Schloss Johannisberg Großes Gewachs Trocken Rheingau Riesling Silver Seal 2019

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Schloss Johannisberg Großes Gewachs Trocken Rheingau Riesling Silver Seal 2019

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.

 

Schloss Johannisberg Großes Gewachs Trocken Rheingau Riesling Silver Seal 2019

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
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 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%

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