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Producer: Schloss JohannisbergGrape Varieties: 100% RieslingOptimum Drinking: Within 8 yearsWine Style: Ripe fruity white with mineral finishAlcohol by Volume: 12.7%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Germany
Schloss Johannisberg in the Rheingau is a landmark and meeting point of culture and wine growing. A top-ranking 35 ha single vineyard wine estate and a monument to the history of wine. Schloss Johannisberg is the oldest Riesling estate in the world (100% Riesling since 1720). It is the home of the quality designations for German wine, especially for Spätlese (late harvest - invented in 1775) but also for Auslese (selected harvest - in 1787) and Eiswein (wine from frozen grapes - in 1858). The wines have gained their reputation as belonging to the finest produced in Germany. Their elegance, fruit and flavour delight the connoisseur and consumer alike.
Grapes: 100% Riesling
Vinification and Viticulture: Quartz stone from the Taunus hillsides interspersed with red clay and topped with loam and Loss (rich soil). Grapes are hand picked from the steep, south facing slopes of Domaine Schloss Joahnnisberg in Rheingau. These are pressed in whole clusters and fermented in old oak barrels for 6 weeks. They are then left on their lees for 7 months. Must weight 96 Oechsle. Alcohol 12.7%, Acidity 6.1g/l and Residual Sugar 7.5g/l
Serve: Between 10-13C with smoked cuisine such as duck and trout as well as oysters and other seafood.
Tasting Note: White peach, spicy aromas, ripe and elegant with a fine, long lasting mineral finish.
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