Weingut Johannishof Rudesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling Spatlese 2008

Riesling from Rheingau, Germany

Item No. 110265
  • white wine
  • boutique wine
  • WE92
  • RP90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 7.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Due to the favorable micro-climate the wines reach great ripeness levels in combination with the fine fruity acidity, lot of complexity and harmony. The Rüdesheimer Berg Rottland Spätlese has a distinctive Riesling aroma with rich fruit aromas reminiscent of apricot.

Residual sugar: 75.1 g/l

Critical Acclaim

"A stunning expression of place, very mineral but with enough juicy stone fruit nuances to be immediately likeable. It’s tight and focused, showing excellent balance and a long, perfumed finish. Drink now (think sushi) or stash away for five or more years for a more laid-back style."
92 Points

"While only 7.5% in alcohol, at 70 grams in residual sugar the Eser 2008 Rudesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling Spatlese actually represents a concerted attempt to dial back sweetness from where its been for this bottling in recent years. Ripe peach and yellow plum are tinged with a prickling pungency of citrus rinds and spices that suggests to me there was a bit more botrytis present than Johannes Eser lets on, or perhaps realized. Lush and sweet as well as delicate on the palate, this finishes with welcome refreshment, its sheer persistence compensating for a slight lack of complexity, which may well emerge over the 12-15 years during which one could quite safely hold it. "
90 Points

Learn About Weingut Johannishof Map ItMap It

Wine-growing can be traced back in the family in old documents to the year 1685. The origin of the proberty, originally a mill, dates back to 1790. Wine-growing in the vicinity of the Elsterbach stream is mentioned in a document in 817. "Two hides of land with vineyards which yield six tuns of wine," Emperor Lewis the Pious, Charlemagne`s son, recorded in a document in 817, " located in the place Elisa", by the present-day Elsterbach stream which flows past the manor house. The estate is run by Johannes and Sabine Eser by the support of Hans-Hermann and his wife Elfriede Eser.

Learn About Rheingau

(RINE-gow) The steep, south-facing slopes overlooking the Rhine river are some of the most enviable in Germany. The region's wines are based almost completely on Riesling and all picking is done by hand. A bit further south than the Mosel, Rheingau grapes get some stronger sun, which is evident by the richer wines produced. Notable Facts Rheingau wines will be found in brown,...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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