Schloss Johannisberg Rheingau Riesling Trocken Bronze Seal 2019

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Schloss Johannisberg Rheingau Riesling Trocken Bronze Seal 2019

Awards
94 Pts, James Suckling, 2020
91 pts, Robert Parker, 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.

Schloss Johannisberg Rheingau Riesling Trocken Bronze Seal 2019

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.


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
The warmest year since records at the estate began and drought played
a crucial role. January was warm, followed by two cold months. From April onwards,
the weather was sunny, dry and warm; with each month 3°C warmer than the
average (since Rheingau weather recording began.) This stable, high pressure
weather, with lack of rainfall, continued until October. The harvest took place four
weeks earlier than usual, with above average yields of high quality fruit. An
extraordinary vintage.


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.


Wine making
The grapes were gently pressed and the juice was vinified at controlled
temperatures. 50% of the must 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.


Tasting Note
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
94 Pts, James Suckling, 2020
91 pts, Robert Parker, 2020

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Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2019
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